More than half UK investment in transport is in London, says study

More than half UK investment in transport is in London, says study

Thinktank IPPR North warns gulf in investment between regions is at cost of greater northern productivity

More than half of the UK’s total spending on transport networks is invested in London, research has found, prompting warnings of “chronic underinvestment” in northern infrastructure projects.

The gulf in transport infrastructure investment between London and the rest of England is set to get worse, according to the analysis by the thinktank IPPR North, with £1,943 being spent per person in London on current or planned projects compared with just £427 in the north.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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