MEP’s float idea of green tax for lorries in the UK

MEPs in the transport committee are floating the idea and voting on plans to charge a green tax on lorries.

Under proposals put forward last year by the EU, HGV operators would be charged for noise, congestion and air pollution caused by their vehicles.

If voted in, the tax could be introduced as soon as 2001. The news will be seen as yet more red tape in an industry which is already very highly legislated and indeed taxed.

Rather than yet more tax, we feel the government should be pushing best practice to meet environmental sustainability goals.