South West region receives the largest allocation from Potholes Fund

Councils in the South West of the country are to receive the largest amount of funding from the recently announced Pothole Fund.

South West councils have been allocated £90,031,000 of the £500million funding, with Devon receiving over £23 million.

This is the second instalment from the £2.5billion Potholes Fund, providing £500million a year between 2020/21 and 2024/25, announced by the Chancellor in the 2020 Budget – and is part of wider funding the Department provides for road maintenance, totalling more than £1.1billion across England in 2021/22.  

Elsewhere, over £82 million was awarded to the South East, £68m to the East of England and £66m to the North West of the Country.

The full allocations can be found here: Highways maintenance funding formula allocations, 2021 to 2022 – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

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