This consultation is designed to gather views about secondary legislation which relates to the HGV Road User Levy Act 2013 (The Act). This legislation is required to bring many of the provisions of the Act into force. It is anticipated that Driver Vehicle Act will act as the primary enforcement agency in Northern Ireland and, alongside the PSNI, will enforce the charge and penalties for non payment.
The Department is also consulting on proposed amendments to the Motor Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations (NI) 1999 in order to make changes to NI vehicle weight bands. These amendments would bring the way that NI vehicles are plated in line with European bands.