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30/10/2018

Budget 2018: Almost £30 billion for roads, £200 million for broadband

Words: Simon Wicks

Chancellor Philip Hammond has committed close to £30 billion for nationally important road projects for 2020-25, and £770 million to improving roads and transport networks regionally – including the 'pothole repair fund' for road repairs.

The chancellor has also pledged £200 million to "pilot innovative approaches to deploying full fibre internet in rural locations". This is described as being part of the goal to achieve a nationwide full fibre network by 2033

Roads and transport, and digital infrastructure spending breaks down as follows:

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