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Lorry levy vow for 2014

The DfT is to press ahead with plans to charge heavy goods vehicles and will aim to start charging hauliers from 2014.

The Department has rejected calls for a distance-based charge to reflect the costs imposed by lorries on UK roads, saying this was not possible while fully offsetting the costs for UK hauliers under European law.

The scheme is designed to ensure that foreign hauliers make a contribution to the cost of providing the UK’s roads and is designed to be revenue-neutral for...

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