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The HGV Road User Levy Bill has successful completed its second reading in the House of Commons, bringing road charging for all operators a step closer.

The bill, which remains on course to see the introduction of a levy for both domestic and foreign registered vehicles in the UK by April 2014, was unopposed and is now at committee stage.

The maximum daily charge under the levy will be €11 (£8.90), with UK operators receiving a VED offset to make the charge as close to cost-neutral as possible.

Committee stage is where detailed examination of the bill takes place. It usually starts within a couple of weeks of a bill’s second reading and is followed by the report stage and then a third reading before the process repeats in the House of Lords.

For more see our HGV Road User Levy Need to Know.