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Budget: Deloitte comment on Budget transport measures

21 March 2013

Commenting on the infrastructure announcements made by the Chancellor today, Ian Simpson, head of transport at Deloitte, the business advisory firm, said:

“The Chancellor announced today an additional £3bn per year for infrastructure investment from 2015/16, providing an additional £20bn of funding by 2020.

“But there was little detail from the Chancellor on how this will be put to work and improve our over-stretched transport system. We have been waiting since March 2012 for details on how our road network will be financed and reformed and what role tolling will play in future.

“Today seems to be a missed opportunity to move the agenda forward and to make specific announcements on important transport schemes like the A14.”

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