HGV SPECIFIC TaxES

Vehicle Excise Duty (ved)

(Also known as Road Fund Licence, car tax or road tax)

The amount of VED paid on a HGV will vary depending on its revenue weight, the number of axles and whether it has road-friendly suspension.

HGV rates are complicated, so use this guide from the DVLA if you need to find out more information.

HGV road user Levy

Following the end of the Heavy Goods Vehicle levy suspension period, the new reformed Heavy Goods Vehicle levy came into effect from 1 August 2023. The rates are set out in the following table. 

Heavy Goods Vehicle Levy
Weight CategoryNewest, cleanest vehicles (EURO VI or later) Older vehicles (Euro V or earlier) 
From 12 tonnes, and up to 31 tonnes£150£195
Above 31 tonnes, and up to 38 tonnes£360£468
Above 38 tonnes£576£749

Shorter-term rates are available for foreign vehicles — the daily rate is set at 2% of the annual rate (capped at £9 for Euro VI vehicles and £10 for Euro 0 to V vehicles), and the weekly and monthly rates are 5% and 10% of the annual rate respectively.

Statutory Off Road Notice

Registered vehicles that are not being used or parked on public roads and which have been taxed since January 31, 1998, must be covered by a Statutory Off Road Notification (SORN) to avoid VED and insurance payments.