Foreign lorries face £10 daily charge on UK roads

Reading that foreign lorry drivers could pay as much as £10 a day to use UK roads. Will only apply to lorries over 38 tonnes so our little Van wouldn’t ‘qualify’.

As UK haulage firms already have to pay to make journeys in other European Union countries, including France, it seems reasonable that such a charge be implemented, but of course EU rules means that you can’t discriminate between home and foreign vehicles so all UK lorries would have to pay the daily charge, but the UK Government would reimburse the haulage companies.

Now I may be wrong on this but surely charging, processing and reimbursing must cost more than not charging in the first place?

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