From today, local residents will benefit from cheaper travel across the Severn Bridge after the Government approved plans to make tolls VAT exempt. Cars heading for Wales will be charged £5.60 instead of £6.70, with vans paying £11.20 - down from £13.40 - and coaches £16.70, currently £20.
It will be the first time since the first Severn Bridge opened in 1966 that the toll has been cut. By the end of 2018, savings for drivers will increase further as the toll is set to be scrapped in December. The move will help local companies who do business in Wales and rely on workers who commute from across the border, helping make our area an even more
attractive place to invest in.
It is estimated that the £1.10 toll reduction for cars will save weekly commuters around £286 this year, while larger vehicles such as HGVs will make savings of up to £858.