Budget 2020: £600bn to be pumped into UK infrastructure in 'biggest programme of public investing ever'

£4.2bn to be spent on urban transport

Lauren Mason
Railways will get considerable funding under the Budget

Railways will get considerable funding under the Budget

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has today (11 March) announced £640bn of gross capital investment into the UK's roads, railways schools, hospitals and power networks by the end of the Parliamentary term, in a cash injection that will be "triple the average over the last 40 years in real terms".

In today's Budget, Sunak also announced the Government's "largest-ever investment" into English strategic roads of £27bn, in addition to a £2.5bn pothole fund which, over the next five years, will be enough funding to fill in approximately 50 million potholes across the country. Budget 2020: JISA savings limit to increase £9,000 by 2020/21 Additionally, the Government will invest an "unprecedented amount" in urban transport of £4.2bn, which will go towards integrated transport settlements for eight regions across the UK. "We have agreed today a new devolution deal in West Yorks...

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