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Exclusive: Ministers dump VED pledge and strip local roads of billions

30/11/2020

The Government appears to have abandoned its commitment to create a National Roads Fund (NRF) through the hypothecation of vehicle excise duty (VED), undoing a long-standing promise without informing MPs or the public.

Norman says local RIS is hanging in the Treasury's balance

26/11/2018

Attempts to introduce a five-year funding package are in the balance, awaiting Treasury agreement, transport minister Jesse Norman has said.

Transport bodies criticise 'perverse' local roads funding gap

09/10/2018

A coalition of transport bodies has warned that without adequate and stable funding the maintenance backlog on local roads will pass to future generations.

Local roads innovation group gets thumbs up from DfT

17/05/2018

The Department for Transport (DfT) has celebrated the work of the Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG), which has provided a 'national support network’ for asset management and just launched a new website providing a portal to share best practice and facilitate benchmarking.

Councils find out their share of £1.2bn local roads funding

13/01/2017

The Department for Transport (DfT) has allocated £1.2 billion of local roads funding to councils across England.

Major Road Network proposals gaining traction

04/01/2017

The co-authors of the Rees Jeffrey’s Report ‘A Major Road Network for England’ are increasingly optimistic that the study’s proposals will be taken forward.

Chancellor confirms infrastructure investment in Autumn Statement

23/11/2016

Major investment in infrastructure and a package of road improvements were just some of the plans revealed by Chancellor Philip Hammond in the Government's Autumn Statement today (23 November).

Chancellor to unveil £1.3bn roads improvement package

21/11/2016

Chancellor Philip Hammond will unveil a £1.3 billion package of local road improvements and congestion busting schemes in the Autumn Statement on Wednesday (23 November).

AIA: Invest in local roads

31/10/2016

The chairman of the Asphalt Industry Alliance (AIA) has called on the government to commit more investment into local roads ahead of the Autumn Statement.

RSTA welcomes Major Road Network study

18/10/2016

The Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA) has welcomed the publication of the Rees Jeffrey’s Report ‘A Major Road Network for England’.

RSTA calls on Chancellor to focus on local roads

04/10/2016

The Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA) has called on the new Chancellor, Philip Hammond, to recognise the value of local roads in his upcoming Autumn Statement.

Survey shows widespread dissatisfaction with state of roads

31/08/2016

A new survey carried out by technology company Yotta has revealed widespread public dissatisfaction with the UK road network.

RAC analysis shows quality of local roads has deteriorated

30/07/2016

Statistical analysis of the RAC’s pothole-related call-outs over the last 10 years shows that the quality of Britain’s roads has deteriorated substantially over time.

Deliver infrastructure projects now, CECA warns

28/07/2016

The Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) has warned that a flatlining infrastructure sector could spell trouble for the economy.

Highways Delivery event to take place

07/06/2016

A one-day conference entitled ‘Highways Delivery: Integrating national and local roads’ will take place at the London Transport Museum on 23 June.

Roads Minister: Time to share ideas

18/05/2016

Roads Minister Andrew Jones has called on local authorities to share ideas and learn from one another when it comes to adopting asset management.  

DfT reveals details of £50m pothole funding allocation

07/04/2016

The Department for Transport (DfT) has set out how £50 million of funding will be spent on repairing almost one million potholes across the country over the next year.

Dragon unleashed on Oxfordshire’s potholes

30/03/2016

Oxfordshire County Council has deployed a new weapon in its battle against potholes – a ‘Dragon’.

Local roads continue to suffer, ALARM survey finds

23/03/2016

Local roads are deteriorating at a faster rate than they can be repaired, according to Asphalt Industry Alliance (AIA) chairman Alan Mackenzie. The findings of the latest Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance (ALARM) survey reveal that the estimated cost to get the local road network in England and Wales back into reasonable condition is at almost £12 billion.

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