Freight Facilities Grant

Department for Transport written question – answered at on 27 October 2021.

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Photo of Lord Bradshaw Lord Bradshaw Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to re-instate the Freight Facilities Grant in England to help reduce heavy goods road traffic.

Photo of Baroness Vere of Norbiton Baroness Vere of Norbiton Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The Department for Transport currently has no plans to re-instate the Freight Facilities Grant in England. However, Government remains strongly committed to modal shift and continues to operate two freight revenue grant schemes (£20m allocated in 2021/22). This supports the Mode Shift Revenue Support scheme for modal shift to rail and inland waterways; and Waterborne Freight Grants for coastal and short sea shipping.

Government has also announced in the Transport Decarbonisation Plan and Williams-Shapps Plan for Rail its intention to set a rail freight growth target and will continue to consider further incentives – working closely with the rail freight industry - to encourage modal shift from road to rail.

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