Scrapping tolls could 'improve living standards' in Wales

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Experts from local government, education, private and academic sectors from South Wales and South West England will meet with the Secretary of State for Wales, Alun Cairns, for the UK Government Severn Growth Summit this morning.

More than 350 guests will attend the event designed to explore how links between the Welsh and English economies can be strengthened following the recent reduction and the abolition of the Severn Tolls later this year.

The Secretary of State for Wales says scrapping tolls could 'improve living standards' in Wales. Credit: PA

At the end of 2018, the Severn Tolls will be scrapped for all vehicles.

Alun Cairns says this will mean the Western side of the UK can compete with the Northern Powerhouse, the Midlands Engine and the economy of London and the South Wast.