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 […]
HGVs using the Severn River Crossings could be offered incentives to use it more at night when the bridge returns to public ownership, according to the Transport Secretary.
Non-payment of the HGV Road User Levy by foreign hauliers is a “major priority” for DVSA, according to transport secretary Jesse Norman.
Any charges for using the new Lower Thames Crossing must be similar to those at Dartford if the new route is to effectively relieve congestion, the FTA has warned.