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The Welsh Government wants discussions with the UK Government on the future of the Severn Bridges when the current contract runs out in 2018. First Minister Carwyn Jones says it would be 'unacceptable' if income from tolls after that date went straight to the UK Department of Transport.
The move coincides with the publication of an independent report which claims the tolls cost the Welsh Econcomy £80m a year. Carwyn Jones said:
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A report commissioned by the Welsh Government looks at the future of the tolls into Wales.