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Lorry charging scheme is illegal, Brussels tells UK

LORRIES

13 May 2016
 

The European Commission has challenged the legality of the UK’s lorry road user charge scheme, saying it discriminates against foreign hauliers.

The Government introduced a  time-based lorry road user levy in April 2014 with the purpose of ensuring that foreign hauliers make a contribution to the upkeep of the UK’s roads.

The levy must be paid by all HGVs of 12 tonnes or more but Vehicle Excise Duty rates for domestic vehicles have been simultaneously reduced. The Government...

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