Toll charges to be cut at Severn Crossings on the road to abolition

The government has announced the schedule for abolishing toll charges on the Crossings over the River Severn linking England and Wales.

The Crossings will revert to Government control on 8 January, 2018, after which they will be managed by Highways England.

Following that date, the tolls will no longer include VAT, and so the rate of tolls will be reduced accordingly. That is in line with the government’s 2015 Budget announcement and will mean:

  • Charges for cars and other vehicles up to nine seats will reduce from £6.70 to £5.60
  • Charges for goods vehicles up to 3.5 tonnes and small buses will reduce from £13.40 to £11.20
  • Charges for goods vehicles above 3.5 tonnes and large buses will reduce from £20 to £16.70.

Additionally, there will be no toll increase on 1 January, 2018, as there has been in previous years.

Tolling will then continue until the end of 2018 at which point all tolls at the Crossings will be abolished, as announced by the government in July.

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