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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The UK tax gap fell in 2014-15 to its lowest-ever level of 6.5%, revealed official statistics published today
Changes to the tax system is urged to support the growth of entrepreneurs, found a report from the Grant Thornton UK, the Institute of Directors, and the Prelude Group
The EC has been instructed to draft a European Union (EU) directive authorising an EU financial transaction tax, which would apply to ten of the EU’s 28 member states