What are the rules on Drivers' Hours?
Drivers' Hours are framed by EU rules www.gov.uk/drivers-hours/eu-rules AETR rules www.gov.uk/drivers-hours/aetr-rules and GB domestic rules www.gov.uk/drivers-hours/gb-domestic-rules. There are separate rules for Northern Ireland www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/tachograph-and-drivers-hours.
If any part of your driving falls within these rules, you must comply with daily driving, break and rest requirements. The rules apply to most vehicles used for the carriage of goods, even if empty.
The Government website gives lots of guidance on exemptions and compliance for Drivers' Hours here. www.gov.uk/drivers-hours