Government reacts to first year of HGV Road User Levy

The government has hailed the HGV Road User Levy as a “success”, one year after it first came into force.

In a statement from transport minister Robert Goodwill, it was announced that the levy has raised more than £44m in revenue from foreign registered trucks in its first year of operation.

The levy was launched on 1 April 2014 aimed at promoting fairness by charging foreign HGV’s to use British roads. Since then 1.8 million levies have been purchased by HGV operators representing 90 countries across the world.  

Top payers of the charge have come from Poland, which account for more than 26 per cent.

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