George Osborne

Proposed site for Operation Stack lorry park announced

06/07/2016

A major new lorry area will be built near Stanford in Kent to help ease the problems caused on the M20 and surrounding areas when Operation Stack is implemented.

Budget 2016: Osborne reaffirms commitment to Northern Powerhouse

16/03/2016

Chancellor George Osborne reaffirmed his commitment to the Northern Powerhouse in today’s (16 March) Spring Budget after confirming that the government will find the money to create a four-lane M62 and develop the case for a road tunnel from Manchester to Sheffield.

Transport for the North report released

07/03/2016

A report into the progress of Transport for the North – a body set up to transform connectivity across the North of England – has been released today (7 March).

£110m bypass opens in South Devon

22/02/2016

A new £110 million bypass that is expected to carry 35,000 vehicles a day has been officially opened in South Devon.

Osborne outlines transport spending plans

25/11/2015

Capital funding of transport projects will increase by 50% to a total of £61 billion, under plans revealed in Chancellor George Osborne’s Autumn Statement today (25 November 2015).

Government creates new infrastructure body

11/11/2015

The government has announced that Infrastructure UK (IUK) and the Major Projects Authority (MPA) will merge and become the Infrastructure and Projects Authority.

National Infrastructure Commission created

08/10/2015

A new independent National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) has been created to provide unbiased analysis of the UK’s long-term infrastructure needs.

Chancellor announces new Roads Fund

08/07/2015

Money raised from vehicle excise duty will be spent on roads, Chancellor George Osborne has announced in his first Conservative Budget.

Budget 2015: Osborne reveals transport strategies

18/03/2015

Chancellor George Osborne has announced that the government will publish a comprehensive transport strategy for the North.

National Infrastructure Plan details local highways funding

03/12/2014

Local authorities that adopt good asset management will be rewarded when it comes to allocating local highways funding, according to details outlined in the National Infrastructure Plan (NIP) 2014.

Councils urged to apply for £168m pothole repair fund

24/04/2014

Local authorities are being invited to bid for a share of a £168 million pothole fund to repair local roads.

Cameron and Osborne visit M1 improvement project

23/04/2014

Prime Minister David Cameron and Chancellor George Osborne visited Skanska’s M1 Junction 19 improvement project yesterday (22 April).

Osborne announces £200m funding to fix potholes

19/03/2014

Chancellor George Osborne confirmed an extra £200 million pot to help councils repair potholes in his 2014 budget with local authorities invited to bid for funding.

Delivery of infrastructure promises is key

03/03/2014

Transport infrastructure group Britpave has called on Chancellor George Osborne to use his forthcoming Budget to focus on addressing the transport needs of the UK.

Osborne prioritises infrastructure spending

05/12/2013

Chancellor George Osborne reiterated the Government’s commitment to invest in UK infrastructure during today’s (5 December) Autumn Statement.

RSTA calls for real action on deteriorating road network

31/10/2013

The Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA) has called on Chancellor George Osborne to use his forthcoming Autumn Statement as an opportunity to announce real action to tackle the UK’s crumbling road network.

Chancellor sees road workers in action

29/07/2013

Chancellor George Osborne paid a night-time visit to meet Lafarge Tarmac workers on the M6.

UPDATE: Infrastructure the winner in Spending Review

27/06/2013

Transport spending will increase to £9.5 billion in 2015/16 under plans unveiled by Chancellor George Osborne in this week's Spending Review.

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