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The Government do not allocate capital funding for transport projects to regional transport boards, although regions have advised the Secretary of State on the priorities for allocating capital funding to local authorities for major transport schemes in 2010-11.
The Government have made clear their most urgent priority is to tackle the UK's record deficit. The first step to achieve this was announced by the Treasury on
Local government will take its fair share of these savings, resulting in a reduction of £1.165 billion in grants paid to local authorities during 2010-11 of which £309 million will be from regional and local transport grants. The Government will shortly announce in more detail the implications for individual grants.