The HGV levy ensures all HGVs from 12 tonnes and over make a contribution when they use UK roads.
Since 1 February 2019, less polluting lorries have paid cheaper levies.
The newest lorries generate 80% less nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions than older ones.
So, lorries meeting the latest Euro VI emissions standards are now eligible for a 10% reduction in the cost of the HGV levy. Euro Class V and older vehicles must pay up to 20% more.
When the current levy restarts in August 2023, the levy amount will be based on:
- vehicle weight as a broad approximation to CO2 emissions
- vehicle air quality emissions standard
- levy duration
UK registered vehicles
Payments for the levy are collected by the DVLA.
UK registered vehicles pay levy costs at the same time and in the same transaction as vehicle excise duty (VED). Levy rates will be calculated automatically by DVLA, such that vehicles will pay no levy for a maximum of 36 months.
Non-UK registered vehicles
Non-UK HGVs can use our HGV levy payment service to pay in advance for trips you will make from 1 August onwards.
CASH CUSTOMERS - The HGV Levy will only be processed after payment is received.