Severn tolls to be scrapped next year

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The Severn tolls will be abolished by the end of next year, the Secretary of State for Wales Alun Cairns has announced.

Motorists travelling from England into Wales currently pay £6.70 for cars and £13.40 for vans.

It is estimated this announcement would boost the economy of South Wales by around £100 million a year and the average motorist could save more than £1,400 per year.

Motorists who use the crossing every day will save a minimum of £115 a month. Credit: PA

First Minister, Carwyn Jones said: "This is nothing but a desperate attempt by Alun Cairns to distract from yesterday's u-turn on electrification to Swansea."