The UK HGV Road User Levy will be suspended for one year from the 1st August 2020 to 31st July 2021. During this period, UK and overseas-registered HGVs using the UK’s roads will not need to purchase a Levy.
A Government spokesperson said: “The haulage industry is critical to keeping the country moving and plays a key role in supporting our economy recovery and growth. The suspension of the Levy is intended to provide some relief to hauliers, given the difficulties faced by the sector during the pandemic.”
The HGV Road User Levy applies to heavy goods vehicles (HGV) of 12 tonnes or over and is levied as a contribution to the wear and tear of the road network. The levy amount varies according to a vehicle’s weight, axle configuration and the levy duration.
Hauliers will automatically benefit from this 12-month suspension. A levy rate of zero will automatically apply at a vehicle’s normal VED/levy renewal date from August onwards so that each vehicle will benefit from 12 months of the discounted rate.
During the next year, the Government will also review the HGV Levy and ensure that it continues to meet both current and future objectives.
Further information on this suspension can be found here.