Roads: Finance

Department for Transport written question – answered am ar 28 Tachwedd 2023.

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Photo of Baroness O'Neill of Bexley Baroness O'Neill of Bexley Ceidwadwyr

To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the merits of (1) awarding local authorities five-year highways funding allocations, and (2) moving highways funding currently allocated to Transport for London towards London borough councils.

Photo of Lord Davies of Gower Lord Davies of Gower Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The Government agrees that there is a compelling case to provide local authorities with long-term funding certainty, enabling them to plan and carry out their highway maintenance responsibilities in the most efficient way.

On 4 October, the Prime Minister announced a long-term multi-year funding uplift of £8.3 billion for local highway maintenance through the Network North plan, which will provide the long-term funding that local highway authorities need.

Further details were published on 17 November on https://www.gov.uk/government/news/8-billion-boost-to-repair-roads-and-back-drivers. A share of the £8.3 billion will go to London, and the Government intends to allocate this directly to both Transport for London and the individual London boroughs.

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