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
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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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