The HGV Road User Levy is a time-based charge of up to £1,000 a year or £10 a day and applies to all vehicles weighing 12 tonnes or more using the UK road network.
The Levy is charged to make sure that HGV operators from abroad are paying towards the cost of building and maintaining the UK’s roads.
Who is liable?
All UK and non UK vehicles weighing 12 tonnes and over using UK roads are liable as soon as they enter the UK. The Levy must therefore be paid before entering the UK.
How does it work?
All hauliers pay a charge for each of their vehicles that weigh over 12 tonnes and are using UK roads. This charge is payable on a daily, weekly, monthly or annual basis for non UK companies. UK hauliers can pay the charge on a six-monthly or annual basis in the same way they pay the Vehicle Excise Duty (VED). The levy cannot be transferred between vehicles.
Where does it apply?
The charge currently applies to all public roads in the UK, including Northern Ireland.
How much does it cost?
The price of the levy is based on VED band and how length of time you purchase the Levy for. Contact our customer service team for an exact price.
How can I pay for the Levy?
What happens if I don't pay?
Non-payment of the charge is a criminal offence and could result in a fine of £300.
Non-payment is enforced by the DVLA, ANPR cameras and checked by the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) at the roadside. VOSA can also issue fixed penalties of £300 on the spot to non-compliant drivers (and take financial deposits from drivers based outside the UK).
Dartford Crossing Charge (Dart Charge)
You must pay the charge if you use the Dartford Crossing between 6am and 10pm. Charges apply every day - including weekends and bank holidays. You can get a £70 fine if you don’t pay the charge. You must pay it within 28 days.
Dartford Crossing Payment Service Available - contact our customer service team for more details.