SB 07-49 Abolition of Bridge Tolls (Scotland) Bill

The Abolition of Bridge Tolls (Scotland) Bill seeks to remove the power to demand tolls charged to users of the Forth Road Bridge and Tay Road Bridge.  This briefing describes the ownership and management of the two bridges and explains the operation of the current tolling systems.  It also provides details on annual toll income, results of the Scottish Government commissioned Toll Impact Study and outstanding debt on the Tay Road Bridge.  Finally, it explains the provisions in the Bill plus associated costs and highlights views expressed by key stakeholders on these proposals.            

Read SPICe Briefing: Abolition of Bridge Tolls (Scotland) Bill (133KB pdf)

Published: 13 September 2007