Consultation launched on HGV Road User Levy penalties

The Department for Transport (DfT) has launched a six-week consultation to seek the industry’s views on a proposed penalty for foreign drivers who use British roads without paying the HGV Road User Levy. 

The HGV Road User Levy Act 2013 dictates that it is an offence for any vehicle over 12 tonnes to use a UK road without paying the appropriate levy. The consultation proposes a fixed penalty notice of £300 for UK-registered and foreign offenders, expected to be in place from April 2014. All vehicles registered outside the UK will have to pay before entering the country.

The consultation period began yesterday (26 September 2013), and will run for six weeks until 07 November 2013.

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For the full consultation document on the DfT website, click here.