MEP calls for major government effort to secure HGV border tax exemption

Artic LorryA Northwest MEP is calling on the government to instigate a significant effort to have Northern Ireland exempt from the new HGV tax.

The UK tax, which will see hauliers crossing from the south into Northern Ireland charged £10, comes into effect from April.

Some Donegal Hauliers says they will be forced to move their businesses to Northern Ireland as a result.

MEP Pat the Cope Gallagher says the government must do more to seek an exemption for the North particularly as southern money is being spent on roads there: