The increase could see regular toll users forced to pay £13.80 a day and over £300 a month.
Leasing Options has researched how the new M6 toll costs compare to other toll roads around the UK and revealed how they stack up over the course of the year.
|Toll||Toll Cost||Per Day||5 Days A Week||22 Days A Month||262 Per Year|
|Clifton Suspension Bridge||£1.00||£2.00||£10.00||£44.00||£524.00|
- The M6 has the most expensive toll in the UK – it will cost £13.80 a day for a return journey from 4th December.
- Over a month, that’s the equivalent of 4 tanks of petrol
- Over the year it would you back £3,615.60 – the equivalent of two households gas and electricity bills
Other Key Findings
- Using eight of the most expensive toll roads around the UK, the average return journey is £4.83 a day
- Over a year, it costs on average £1264.15 to use toll roads every week day (262 days)
- That’s 3.5% of the average UK salary
Mike Thompson of Leasing Options said: “While some people have no other option to use these roads, it’s staggering the amount these toll charges can add up to when used on a daily basis. Our research shows that on average over the year a commuter could pay £1,264.15 on these roads- that’s 3.5% of the average UK salary, which is a big amount to fork out over the year.
“The convenience can be great for the occasional user, but we feel its a big cost to take for some people with little other choice”