Association claims lorry taxation will force Donegal haulage businesses north

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The Irish Road Haulage Association is warning that Donegal businesses may be forced to move their operations to Northern Ireland because of the difference in taxation in both jurisdictions.
The cost of Road Tax for an articulated lorry is almost 10 times higher in the Republic than the North and from April the 1st hauliers in the south will have to pay a 10 pounds tax each time they enter the Northern Ireland.
Eoin Gavin, President of the IRHA says Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan has known of the new tax for four years and has done nothing to level the playing field:


 

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