Policy Area

New Legislation

New legislation, whether from the UK government or the European Union, is monitored closely by the BVRLA and its potential impact on members assessed.

The BVRLA meets with policymakers to discuss pending changes and works hard to limit any adverse effects.

Related Policy Updates

Related Consultation Responses

Response Title Response Document

BVRLA Submission to the 2014 Budget

BVRLA's submission to the Chancellor on the 2014 Budget.
PDF icon budget_submission_2014.pdf

Carbon Auditing Schemes

The BVRLA has called for rental and leasing companies to be able to carry out audits on fleets under the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme.
PDF icon carbon_auditing_bvrla_response_1013.pdf

DfT consultation on increasing speed limits for HGV's over 7.5 tonnes on dual carriageways

BVRLA response to the consultation from the Department for Transport on their proposal for increasing speed limits for Heavy Goods Vehicles over 7.5 tonnes on dual carriageways.
PDF icon hgv_dual_carriageway_speed_limit_consultation.pdf

DfT consultation to amend The Motor Vehicle (Insurance Requirements) Regulations 2011

BVRLA response to the Department for Transport's consultation to amend The Motor Vehicle (Insurance Requirements) (Immobilisation, Removal and Disposal) Regulations 2011
PDF icon consultation_to_amend_the_motor_vehicle_regulations_2011.pdf

DVLA’s consultation on complying with driving licence directive 2006/126/EC

BVRLA’s response to DVLA’s consultation on complying with driving licence directive 2006/126/EC
PDF icon bvrla_response_to_dvla_consultation_on_driving_licence_directive_2006-126-ec.pdf

FCA consultation on promotions in social media

BVRLA response to FCA consultation on promotions in social media
PDF icon bvrla_response_to_fca_consultation_on_promotions_in_social_media.pdf

FCA Fees BVRLA response 0514

comment on the fees regime for 2014/15 for the Financial Conduct Authority
PDF icon fca_fees_bvrla_response_0514.pdf

FCA's consultation on consumer credit

BVRLA's response to the FCA's consultation on consumer credit
PDF icon bvrla_response_to_fca_consultation_on_consumer_credit.pdf

FCA's consultation on promotions and social media

BVRLA’s response to the FCA’s consultation on promotions and social media
PDF icon bvrla_response_to_fca_consultation_on_promotions_in_social_media.pdf

FCA’s consultation on improving complaints handling

BVRLA's response to the FCA’s consultation on improving complaints handling
PDF icon bvrla_submission_-_fca_complaint_handling_consultation.pdf

Further improving lorry safety in London

BVRLA's response on the proposal from TfL to fit vision panels in passenger-side doors, wherever they can be fitted, as a mandatory standard for lorries operating in London.
PDF icon saferlorriestfl0316.pdf

HGV Road User Levy - secondary legislation

BVRLA's thoughts on the secondary legislation for the HGV Road User Levy
PDF icon hgv_road_user_levy_secondary_legislation_bvrla_response_1113.pdf

HM Treasury consumer credit regime

HM Treasury consumer credit regime - response to HM Treasury on the regulation for the new consumer credit regime
PDF icon HM Treasury consumer credit

Increase to the Penalty for Using a Hand Held Mobile Phone Whilst Driving

BVRLA comment on the increase in penalties for using a hand held mobile phone whilst driving
PDF icon mobilephonesbvrla_response_0316.pdf

London congestion charge changes

BVRLA's response to TfL's consultation response on the London congestion charge scheme changes which include various changes and increase to the daily charge
PDF icon london_congestion_charge_scheme_bvrla_response_0314.pdf

Rising Costs of Whiplash Claims

Whiplash Claims - response to the Ministry of Justice on ways to reduce whiplash claims
PDF icon Whiplash claims

Road user charging scheme

Road user charging scheme - proposals to introduce regulation which will allow charging authorities to enforce road user charging schemes such as the Dartford Toll Crossing.
PDF icon Road user charging

Statutory Register of Lobbyists

Statutory Register of Lobbyists - Response to HM Government on the proposed Register of Statutory Lobbyists.
PDF icon Statutory register of lobbyists

Strategic Road Network BVRLA Response

BVRLA's response to the transport select committee's inquiry into the strategic road network
PDF icon strategic_road_network_bvrla_response_1013.pdf

Suggestion for the Law Commission on law reform

Proposal from the BVRLA to the Law Commission to ensure courts are able to strike out fraudulently exaggerated claims
PDF icon law_commission_12th_programme_bvrla_response_1013.pdf

Transforming the Highways Agency into a publicly owned company

BVRLA response to the consultation on transforming the Highways Agency into a publicly owned company
PDF icon highways_agency_bvrla_response_1213.pdf