Over-taxed, underpaid, but not over there
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BRITISH lorries are by E the most heavily taxed i Europe, according to figura just published by the Roa Haulage Association.
It has used figures from a BDF, its West German corn terpart, to show that th .$23,100 paid in vehicle excfi duty on a 38-tonne artic an the 0,450 paid for a 32.1 tomer are the highest i Europe (except Spain an Portugal which are tic quoted in the survey).
At 38 tonnes, the ne highest are West Germar (2,4 6 4) and Denmar (0,003), and there is a Ion gap before reaching the ne highest, the Netherlani (064).
'[he RI A is to use the figures in its campaigns have lorry taxes reduced, an believes they help explain tl British haulage industry's fal ing share of international tra fic.