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The Severn Bridges Tolls Order 2014

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Statutory Instruments

2014 No. 3313

Highways, England

The Severn Bridges Tolls Order 2014

Made

15th December 2014

Coming into force

1st January 2015

The Secretary of State for Transport, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 9(1), 9(2)(b), 9(3)(b), 9(4) and 9(6) of the Severn Bridges Act 1992(1) hereby makes the following Order.

Citation and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the Severn Bridges Tolls Order 2014 and shall come into force on 1st January 2015.

Level of tolls

2.  The tolls leviable in respect of vehicles within the categories referred to in section 8(1) of the Severn Bridges Act 1992 using either of the bridges shall be as follows:-

Category 1 vehicles£6.50
Category 2 vehicles£13.10
Category 3 vehicles£19.60

Revocation

3.  The Severn Bridges Tolls Order 2013(2) is hereby revoked.

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Transport

John Hayes

Minister of State

Department for Transport

15th December 2014

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

Section 9(2)(b) of the Severn Bridges Act 1992 (“the Act”) provides for the tolls for the use of the bridges to be fixed by annual orders made in December of each year. This Order fixes the tolls payable for use of the two bridges, commonly known as the Severn Bridge and the Second Severn Crossing, during the year 2015.

The tolls will be payable only for traffic travelling from east to west and for vehicles (other than those exempted by section 8(5) of the Act) within the categories specified in section 8(1) of the Act. These are (1) motor cars and motor caravans, (2) small goods vehicles and small buses and (3) other goods vehicles and buses.

In accordance with section 9 of this Act, the toll for each category has been fixed by adjusting the amounts shown in the table in section 9(3) by the percentage increase in the Retail Prices Index between March 1989 and September 2014 and applying the rounding provisions of section 9(6).

The tolls levied in 2014 were as follows:-

Category 1 vehicles£6.40
Category 2 vehicles£12.80
Category 3 vehicles£19.20

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