Tolls reduced on Severn Bridges as VAT is removed

Charges for using the Severn Bridges have reduced as a result of the removal of VAT following responsibility for management switching into public ownership.

Simultaneously, following the move on January 8, drivers who use the Severn Bridges have been reminded of changes to the TAG payment system.

Those who pay by top-up with a Trip TAG through online banking will need to update their payment details to Highways England’s account. Account holders will still be able to pay through the website or phone.

Drivers paying by direct debit will not need to take any action – their accounts and balances will be transferred automatically and their payments adjusted to reflect the new charges.

The changes have been shared by letter with holders of TAGs – the prepayment system that allows regular travellers to cross without stopping to pay manually.

Responsibility for the Severn Bridges has passed to Highways England from Severn Crossing PLC.

Since midnight on January 8, the removal of VAT means that the new charges are as detailed below:

Vehicle Category Current daily
toll charges
Daily charges after
January 8, 2018
Category 1 (Cars and other vehicles up to 9 seats) £6.70 £5.60
Category 2 (Goods vehicles up to 3.5 tonnes, small buses) £13.40 £11.20
Category 3 (Goods vehicles over 3.5 tonnes, large buses) £20.00 £16.70
  • Category 1: £5.60, with the Season/Shared TAG at £98.56 (20% discount based on 22 trips per month).
  • Category 2: £11.20, with the Season/Shared TAG at £197.12 (20% discount based on 22 trips per month).
  • Category 3: £16.70, with the Season/Shared TAG at £330.66 (10% discount based on 22 trips per month).

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