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.

The decision to abolish the Severn tolls next year sends a powerful message to businesses, commuters and tourists alike that the UK Government is committed to strengthening the Welsh economy.

ALUN CAIRNS MP, WELSH SECRETARY
Motorists who use the crossing every day will save a minimum of £115 a month. Credit: PA

Tens of millions of motorists a year will benefit from the end of tolls on the Severn bridges, saving them money and cutting journey times. People who use the crossing every day will save a minimum of £115 a month.

Chris Grayling MP, Transport Secretary

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."