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Queen's caravan driver talks nerves

Paul Royall talks about having the responsibility for driving the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh around in a caravan

It is believed to be the first time the Queen has been in a moving motorhome. The monarch, who smiled as she settled into her seat facing the Duke of Edinburgh, described the van as a "real home from home".

They journeyed just 200 metres from the plant's reception to the factory warehouses.

Caravan tax u-turn

As well as its much publicised u-turn on the Pasty Tax last night, the Government also toned down its plans for a tax on static caravans. In the Budget it was announced that 20 per cent VAT would be levied on new holiday caravans where it had been zero. That rate has been reduced to five per cent.

There were fears that introducing a high rate of VAT on new holiday caravans would cripple the industry Credit: ITV West

The area around Brean and Burnham has one of the highest concentrations of static caravans nationwide.

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