Although the Government has decided that motorists should not have to pay extra and is working with toll crossing operators to devise a plan, motoring organisations are concerned about whether it will work.
Chief Secretary to the Treasury Andrew Smith said: 'I have asked Customs and Excise to hold urgent consultations with operators of those tolled bridges and roads to devise a scheme of Government support to offset the cost of VAT. It will be fully funded.'
The scheme aims to ensure motorists do not pay more, as well as making it as simple as possible for businesses to reclaim VAT. The crossings affected by the ruling will be Dartford, Severn and Skye, Erskine, Aldwark (Yorkshire), Clifton Suspension (Bristol), Dunham (Lincolnshire), Rixton and Warburton, Shrewsbury (Kingsland), Swinford, Whitney on Wye and Whitchurch.