Government advisers back fiscal devolution

By Martin Ford | 23 October 2023

Fiscal devolution should be ramped up to enable local authorities to develop transport networks, according to the Government’s independent advisers on infrastructure strategy.

While an increase of 20% in central investment in local transport to £8bn per year will be required, a report by the National Infrastructure Commission suggested there was a ‘strong’ case for fiscal devolution to contribute to local public transport infrastructure.

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