The HGV levy is suspended from 1 August 2020 to 31 July 2022 to support the haulage sector and aid pandemic recovery efforts.
The HGV road user levy applies to heavy goods vehicles (HGV) of 12 tonnes or more. The levy aims to make sure these vehicles contribute to reducing the wear and tear of the road network. The levy amount varies according to the vehicle’s:
- axle configuration
- levy duration
Domestic and international hauliers, especially during these unprecedented times, are essential to keeping the country running. They play a key role in supporting the UK’s economic recovery and growth. Which is why from 1 August 2020 to 31 July 2022 the HGV levy is suspended.
HGV levy suspension
For UK vehicles, the HGV levy suspension will apply once a vehicle’s current licence has expired and is relicensed on or after 1 August 2020. The benefit of zero levy will apply automatically.
Please note that, in line with regulations, you should only make a SORN (statutory off-road notification) for a vehicle subject to the HGV levy if you do not intend using the vehicle for the rest of the levy period.