Severn Crossing tolls set to stay until at least 2020

Severn Crossing

A reduction in charges for using the Severn Crossing looks further away than ever, after transport minister Stephen Hammond reiterated the government’s intention to maintain the tolls after the crossing reverts to public ownership in 2018. Speaking to the House of Commons Welsh Affairs Committee on 18 June, Hammond said the charges would continue in order to pay down debts secured against toll revenues, understood to be around £88m. He also indicated that no decision had yet been taken about […]