1. ITV Report

Date confirmed for Severn Tolls to be handed over to public ownership

The Severn Bridge Tolls will revert to public ownership on 8 January, paving the way for tolls to be scrapped by the end of the year, the UK Government has confirmed.

Monmouth MP David Davies said he received a response from the transport department which he said confirmed the pledge was 'not some wild manifesto promise.'

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Scrapping the tolls could deliver a £100m boost to the regional economy whilst proving that Wales is open for business. But the final piece in the jigsaw is making progress on the M4 relief road, and it is vital that we now see progress at earliest opportunity if we are to see the full benefits of scrapping the tolls.

– Russell George AM, Shadow Economy Secretary

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