Toll taxes in Great Britain
The tolling system in the UK was introduced in 2014 and is operated by the government. The road user charge is for heavy goods vehicles weighing 12 tons or more. When calculating the levy (tax), the vehicle’s weight, axle configuration and levy duration are taken into consideration.
• OBU Requirements: No.
• Toll Routes: All highways.
Vehicles subject to levy(tax)
a) UK registered vehicles
Payments are collected by the DVLA. UK registered vehicles pay levy costs at the same time and in the same transaction as vehicle excise duty (VED).
b) Non-UK registered vehicles
Vehicles registered abroad must make tax payments before entering the UK (including Northern Ireland) to use the UK road network. The levy can be paid by day, week, month or year and discounts are available for longer levy periods.
The foreign operator payment system is operated by Northgate Public Services on behalf of the Department for Transport.
How to pay?
• Online booking
The online booking can be done both with and without account registration. If you choose to register you will benefit by:
Paying the fee faster
Changing vignette dates (up to 1 day in advance)
- Paying a fee for more than 1 month
- Accessing archive
- Registering and managing your vehicles
- Giving access to third party profile management
- Checking availability of a toll paid by providing a vehicle registration number
The online payment can be done with a bank or fuel card, prepayment in the account (if registered), bank transfer and PayPal.
• Physical locations – Terminals
When paying at a terminal in UK, only cash payments are accepted.
Check the payment guide for more information.