Cleaner lorries can now receive a 10% reduction in the HGV road user levy. From 1 February, haulage firms operating Euro-6 vehicles can receive a discount on the levy following an announcement by the roads minister last year. Legislation was subsequently amended to allow the rate changes as part of the 2019 Finance Bill introduced in last October’s Budget. The DfT said the newest lorries generate 80% less nitrogen oxide emissions than older vehicles. However, Euro-5 vehicles and older are […]
The HGV Road User Levy has smashed its initial £20m revenue target in its first year of operation, generating £44m in revenue from foreign-registered hauliers and prompting calls for the money to be reinvested in UK road freight.
Government plans to evolve the current HGV Road User Levy into a green tax have raised the hackles of the freight industry.
For decades the government has been urged to make competition fairer between UK and foreign operators but, now action is being finally taken, how effective will it prove, asks Guy Sheppard. When the HGV Road User Levy comes into force in April, Rob Hollyman, MD of Purfleet-based UK and international distribution company YTL, is unlikely to celebrate – despite first lobbying for it in the mid-1980s. The government says it will help create a level playing field for UK operators […]