The Road User Charges Act 2012 introduced the most significant changes to the RUC system since its establishment in 1978.
Many of the outcomes and impacts are expected to become apparent over the longer term (i.e. within three to five years), but an initial evaluation from Allen & Clarke in August 2013 investigated early progress towards the objectives, compares the effectiveness of the modernised and previous systems, and investigates whether any further adjustments are necessary.
Allen & Clarke’s report finds changes to the RUC system have been relatively successful in creating greater equity, and that based on both industry and government perceptions, the new RUC system has more integrity than the previous one.
• Read a summary of the report [PDF, 634 KB]
• Read the full Allen & Clarke report [PDF, 1.7 MB]
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