Severn tolls charge increases

The amount paid by drivers to cross the Severn bridges rises today- by up to 3.3%. Plaid Cymru has criticised the Welsh Government for not putting pressure on the UK Government for toll prices to be lowered.

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Welsh Government criticised for inaction on tolls

Plaid Cymru has accused the Welsh Government of failing to apply pressure to try to stop the Severn toll prices rising. The party has found, via a Freedom of Information request, that there has been no correspondence on the subject between Cardiff Bay and Westminster since May 2011.

Plaid leader Leanne Wood says the toll rises are 'hurting Welsh businesses'. She has also called for 'evidence of discussions taking place' over who will take control of the bridges once they pass into public ownership around 2017.

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