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11/03/2020

Budget 2020: Significant cash for roads, the rail network and digital connectivity

Words: Laura Edgar
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Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced that the second Road Investment Strategy (RIS2) will spend £27 billion between now and 2025 – and has promised cash for mayoral combined authorities to invest in public transport.

Delivering his first Budget as chancellor and the first for this Conservative government, Sunak said the Budget is one that “gets things done” and delivers on promises outlined in his party’s manifesto.

He committed money to roads, rail, flood resilience, combined authorities and digital connectivity, which all form part of the government’s plans to “level up” the country.

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