The Government is committed to improving the transport links that people rely on every day.
The Budget announced a new England-wide Potholes Fund that will provide £500 million a year, resulting in a 50% increase to local road maintenance budgets in 2020‑21. Alongside this, the Budget also announced the development of 15 local road upgrades across the country.
It also confirmed over £1 billion worth of allocations to shovel-ready local transport upgrades across nine city regions through the Transforming Cities Fund, and the intention is to agree long-term transport settlements with eight elected Mayors starting in 2022-23 worth £4.2bn.
These commitments build on the Prime Minister’s announcement of £5 billion for buses and cycling.