The suspension of the UK’s HGV levy is extended until July 2022

The suspension of the UK’s HGV levy is extended until July 2022

The collection of the heavy goods vehicle levy in the UK will be suspended for a further 12 months from 1 August 2021, Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has announced. Also, the HGV levy rates will remain frozen from 2021 to 2022.

The suspension applies to both uk-registered and non-uk registered vehicles.

It is the second year in which the HGV levy has been suspended in the UK. Due to the difficulties hauliers faced last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the UK Government introduced a suspension from 1 August 2020 to 31 July 2021.

At that time, the levy rate of zero automatically applied to the vehicle’s normal VED/Levy renewal date from August onwards, which meant vehicle operators didn’t have to do anything about the change. This year, the same applies.

What is HGV Road User Levy?

The HGV Road User Levy applies to heavy goods vehicles (HGV) of 12 tonnes or more.

The aim of the levy is to ensure these vehicles make a contribution to the wear and tear of the road network. The levy amount varies according to the vehicle’s weight, axle configuration and levy duration.

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