Call for briefing on HGV levy plan

Foyle Sinn Féin MLA Raymond McCartney has requested a briefing from Department of Environment officials on new proposals to introduce a levy on road hauliers in the North.

Mr Mc McCartney said: “During last week’s Environment Committee meeting members were informed of a consultation on the introduction of a new levy for Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) which started earlier this month and will end on February 4th. Sinn Féin has serious concerns over the imposition of any new charges on the road haulage industry which will impact across the island.”