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Government must tackle funding disparity between national and local roads, says LGA

Deniz Huseyin
29 January 2018
Councils could do more to repair roads and fill potholes if the government reinvested 2 pence per litre of fuel duty into local road maintenance, suggests the LGA
Councils could do more to repair roads and fill potholes if the government reinvested 2 pence per litre of fuel duty into local road maintenance, suggests the LGA

 

There is a massive imbalance between how much the government spends on maintaining national and local roads, says the Local Government Association (LGA). New analysis by the LGA says the government is set to provide £1.1m per mile to maintain its strategic road network between 2015 and 2020, compared with just £21,000 per mile for local roads over the same period.

The government must take urgent steps to help councils tackle the £12bn repair bill for local roads, says the...

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