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New VAT relief and Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness

Progress on new VAT relief for charity donations

The Treasury announced on 18 April that it will launch a 12-week consultation before 23 July 2024 on introducing a UK-wide VAT relief for a range of low value household goods which businesses donate to charities, for them to give away free of charge to people in need. Logistics UK had called for a change in VAT rules to support product donations directly to individuals and families in its Spring Budget submission. The current rules create waste in the economy as well as an administrative burden on businesses.


Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness brake testing proposals revised

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) and the Traffic Commissioners planned to introduce, from April 2025, a requirement for operators to have laden brake testing at every safety inspection.

Logistics UK was against this proposal, asserting that it would generate high financial and operational burdens for members and there was a lack of any supporting evidence in favour of the change.

To support the ask, Logistics UK undertook a financial impact assessment of the proposed changes, using data obtained from both DVSA and the Department for Transport (DfT), which highlighted the significant impact the proposed changes would have, if implemented. The DVSA and the Traffic Commissioners have since agreed to significant changes to their proposals.

Published On: 02/05/2024 14:00:00


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Simon Allitt
Do we have any detail on the "significant changes," to the DVSA / TC brake testing proposals?
03/05/2024 09:40:12

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