Drivers could be hit with ‘pay as you drive’ toll charges under new government plans

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DRIVERS could be hit with additional prices if the government decides to introduce “pay as you drive” toll charges.

It would fill a doable £30billion black gap inside the general public funds as a consequence of misplaced avenue duties as further individuals swap to electrical and hybrid automobiles.

Road pricing could see motorists pay per journey to cowl the worth of misplaced taxesCredit: Alamy

The Treasury is reportedly contemplating a plan to worth drivers for utilizing the roads.

Rishi Sunak was beforehand talked about to be eager on the thought, and the Daily Mail reported that the scheme is as soon as extra on the agenda.

It could fill the tax shortfall attributable to a drop in income from gas obligation.

Electric automobile house owners are at the moment exempt from paying avenue tax, and Boris Johnson closing 12 months launched a ban on new petrol and diesel automobiles from 2030.

The Tony Blair Institute for Global Change – the ex-prime minister’s assume tank – revealed a report in August calling for avenue pricing to be launched.

It talked about: “A new system of auto taxation is urgently wished. As further individuals buy electrical autos, modifications to taxation will be additional sturdy to deal with.

“Road pricing offers the opportunity to resolve these issues in a way that works for motorists and society.”

There are already examples of avenue pricing contained in the UK.

Currently, avenue pricing is seen on the M6 toll – charging as loads as £7 for automobiles and £12.60 for HGVs by the week.

London’s congestion worth is one totally different event, with utterly totally different cities making an attempt to evolve with contained in the capital’s footsteps.

AA president Edmund King beforehand advisable that motorists could drive for a sure variety of miles before being charged, in accordance with The Guardian.

He talked about closing 12 months {{{that a}}} avenue pricing system could permit drivers to have 3,000 free miles – with an additional 1,000 in rural areas – before paying per journey.

Meanwhile, the RAC talked about closing 12 months that an ultimately avenue pricing system “would probably use vehicle tracking technology to monitor how much we drive”.

This could carry “privacy issues into the discussion as well”, it talked about.

The Sun has contacted the Department for Transport for remark.

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