Spring Budget 2024: Chancellor urged to provide funding certainty for urban transport

The Government must prioritise long term funding certainty for public transport and active travel in city regions in next week’s Spring Budget, the Urban Transport Group has urged. In a letter to the Chancellor Jeremy Hunt, the group – the UK’s network of transport authorities – said transport investment is key to ‘securing sustainable economic growth and […]

Hampshire County Council to approve latest round of cuts, including highway maintenance

Plans, including cuts to public transport, turning off street lights, fixing potholes and removing school crossing patrols, are all part of Hampshire County Council’s plan to slash spending. The council will meet next week (November 9) to approve, as recommended, the saving proposal to try to fill the £132 million budget gap forecasted by 2025/26. […]

MPs disappointed by lack of Treasury engagement on motoring tax

The Transport Committee has published a Special Report comprising an exchange of letters between Committee Chair Iain Stewart MP and Treasury ministers regarding its The report warned the Government it risks losing out on tens of billions of tax revenue if it does not explore new forms of road taxation as drivers increasingly opt for […]

Government confirms £60 billion for local authorities to deliver vital services

Councils in England will benefit from almost £60 billion to deliver vital frontline services as the government confirms an average funding increase of 9.4% for town halls over the next financial year. After close engagement with councils, the settlement includes £2 billion in additional grant funding for adult and children’s social care for 2023/24 and […]

£10.4 million awarded for active travel improvements in Oxfordshire

Oxfordshire County Council has announced that it has received a £10.4 million share of the latest round of active travel funding. The council has been awarded funding from the third phase of the government’s active travel fund. The council has previously been awarded grants of £600,000 from phase one and £2.98m from phase two.   The […]


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