Many aspects of the Road User Charges Bill required regulations to be made in time to come into force at the same time as the Bill. The Ministry of Transport consulted on certain aspects of the Regulations.

Consultation on the development of regulations relating to vehicle types and weight bands under the Bill

Please note: consultation has now closed.

The consultation document on vehicle types and weight bands under the new RUC system (PDF, 952kb) outlines the Ministry of Transport’s proposed approach to defining vehicle types and weight bands under the new RUC system. Apart from the definition of vehicle weight and the intention to differentiate charges according to vehicle types and weight bands, the proposals are draft and do not constitute government policy.

The Ministry of Transport will use the feedback received to develop final proposals on definition of weight bands and vehicle types for the Minister of Transport to consider.

Consultation closed on 16 December 2011.

Consultation on proposals to remove time licences and exempting some vehicles from paying RUC

Please note: consultation has now closed.

Consultation document on proposals to remove time licences and exempting some vehicles from paying road user charges (PDF, 269kb)

The Ministry of Transport welcomes feedback on proposals contained in the consultation document concerning:

  • the implications of the removal of time licences from the RUC system for vehicles currently utilising time licences for travel on public roads
  • vehicles subject to the RUC system that should be granted an exemption from having to pay RUC because they are almost exclusively driven off public roads.

Other than the decision to remove time licences from the RUC system and matters set out in the RUC Bill 2010 regarding the development of regulations, the proposals are draft and do not constitute government policy.

The Ministry of Transport will use the feedback received to develop final proposals on how best to respond to the implications of the removal of time licences and identify what vehicles should be exempt from having to pay RUC for the Minister of Transport to consider.

Consultation closed on 16 December 2011.