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HGV Levy to Return for Trucks Operating on UK Roads

The HGV Levy was suspended by HM Government on 1st August 2020 as a response to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In March this year the Department for Transport announced its reintroduction, effective from 1st August 2023, for all HGVs of 12 tons and over to ensure that they make a contribution for using the UK's roads. The levy is equally applicable for both UK and overseas-registered trucks.

There are significant changes in how the charges will be applied. Previously the charge was based on a combination of the number of axles and Euro standard. The new HGV levy will be based on

  • Vehicle weight as a broad approximation to CO2 emissions
  • Vehicle air quality emissions standard

For UK-registered trucks, payments will be collected by the DVLA. The operator will pay levy costs at the same time as Vehicle Excise Duty (VED).

For non-UK registered vehicles, use our HGV levy payment service.

07 June 2023

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