The Road Haulage Association has reacted with incredulity to the proposal from a Kent councillor to introduce a congestion charge of £1 for all HGVs using the Port of Dover.
Commenting, RHA chief executive Richard Burnett said: “This is a ridiculous idea. We are led to believe that the money raised will be used to regenerate Dover’s town centre. But without HGVs, responsible for moving 90% of the UK economy, the town centre would struggle to support business of any size.
“These proposals amount to little more than Dover Council deciding to bite the hand that is, in effect, feeding it. Do they have plans to tax the town’s other suppliers in the same