BIPA seeks concessions on UK truck levy for ROI drivers in the North


The UK Minister for Transport should consider providing exemptions to Irish hauliers on Northern Ireland roads, particularly the A5, according to a report adopted by the British Irish Parliamentary Assembly.

The UK’s HGV levy which was intriduced last April provides that all vehicles of a gross weight of 12 tons or more must pay a charge for using the UK's roads.

The BIPA committee charged with EU Affairs issues recently published a range of concerns about the effect of the new levy on cross border trade on the island of Ireland, and that's been adopted by the full Assembly at a Plenary Session today in Kent.

Cavan Monaghan TD Joe Reilly is one of the members who moved the proposal...........