Lower fuel taxes for hauliers

Link: Treasury and EC may clash over diesel taxes

The move is aimed at offsetting the new national truck charge, which is due to start in 2006.

But the scheme could have a sting in its tale, as the government said it was considering a two-tier tax system that would cost more for trucks using motorways than A-roads and other routes.

A environmental move was also suggested where trucks with more fuel-efficient engines and those with more axles – so causing less damage – would be charged less, reports the Financial Times.

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