Welsh Labour is trying its best to make your car or van too expensive to use. Who keeps voteing for them?

Welsh Labour is trying its best to make your car or van too expensive to use. Who keeps voteing for them?

In twenty years, the number of people aged 65 and over is expected to rise to over a million people in Wales, almost a third of the population.

The latest estimates show that there are 866,006 people over the age of 60 living in Wales. This number is estimated to rise to 956,000 (30% of the population) by 2026, and to 1,015,000 (31% of the population) by 2031.

A report highlights plans to charge motorists on multiple fronts

A TUC-commissioned report has investigated the Welsh Government’s policy goal to have 45 per cent of all journeys done by public transport and active travel by 2040.

Nearly one in five older people in Wales say public transport is a major challenge

The report highlights methods to reduce current road usage, which include:

A £3-a-day charge for drivers in central Cardiff

Buses being exempt from 20mph

Workplace Parking Levies (WPL)

Raising Fuel Duty for Welsh Motorists

Commenting on the report, Welsh Conservative Shadow Transport Minister, Natasha Asghar MS said:

“It is undeniable that the Labour Government is waging a war on Welsh motorists and this report gives Labour all the excuses they need to enact their attacks.

Try using public transport for a hospital appointment

“Road charging, workplace parking charges and raising fuel duty for Welsh motorists is completely unacceptable.

“People should not be punished for driving their cars. The Labour Government is all stick and no carrot, with workers being let down by unreliable and expensive public transport. If Labour act on the recommendations it will paint a worryingly dystopian future for Wales.”

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