Chris Ames 26 February 2024

£4.7bn local transport cash to support 'smaller cities and towns'

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Local authorities in the North and Midlands have been given a capital boost under a £4.7bn Local Transport Fund, and have a year to prepare plans, the Government has announced.

The Department for Transport (DfT) has confirmed the allocations for individual local authorities from the cash, which is said to have been reallocated from planned spending on HS2 following its curtailment in October.

Authorities covering smaller cities, towns, and rural areas in the North of England will receive £2.5bn and those in the Midlands will get £2.2bn between 2025 and 2032 to improve local transport.

The DfT said the decision to delay the cash until 2025 was to ensure local authorities have 'enough time to develop their funding plans and prepare to hit the ground running'.

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