Summary

This topic covers details on tolls and other charges that have to be paid in order for vehicles to use certain bridges, tunnels and roads in Great Britain.

In Practice

Road user charging has a long history in Britain, dating back at least as far at the 18th century when private companies called Turnpike Trusts were set up to build and maintain roads at their own expense with the costs recovered through a toll charged to all users. This principle continues to this day in the design, build, finance, operate (DBFO) model used to deliver public infrastructure by the private sector.

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