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DfT’s large local majors fund awarded to projects backed by Tory MPs

FUNDING

Andrew Forster
02 February 2018
All six schemes so far funded lie in Conservative seats
All six schemes so far funded lie in Conservative seats

 

All £429m of funding awarded so far through the DfT’s £475m Large Local Majors Scheme Fund has gone to projects in parliamentary constituencies with Conservative MPs who are vocal supporters of the projects. 

The Government has promised six projects a contribution from the fund, which was announced by the then chancellor George Osborne in his March 2016 Budget. The fund was presented as a way of delivering projects that were too big to be paid for via the Local Growth...

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