Nick Ramsay and local MP David Davies have been campaigning for many years to scrap the Severn Bridge tolls and were delighted with the UK Government's recent announcement that the tolls will be scrapped altogether on 31st December 2018. VAT has already been removed from the tolls, which has given motorists some respite.
Nick said, "The toll to enter Wales has long been seen as a barrier to investment and economic growth in Wales. I am delighted that Theresa May's Government has confirmed that later this year the tolls will be scrapped, giving hauliers, commuters and local people instant relief.
"Scrapping the tolls is a clear statement that Wales and particularly Monmouthshire are open for business.
"Scrapping the tolls is a real shot in the arm for the South Wales economy and will help deliver economic security for families in Monmouthshire and the rest of South Wales."