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Budget 2012 Transport Update: Some FAQs

How have transport budgets changed?

Overall, transport budgets have not been changed significantly by this budget.  The evidence of an underspend in 2011-12 is clear, with resource spending down by around £500m but largely unchanged in future years.  A smaller capital underspend in 2011-12 is trumped by increases in budgets towards the end of the CSR period.  Total transport capital budgets over the CSR period have risen by £800m or around 2.6%.

Devolved transport budgets: Not enough to bank on?

Dominic WalleyWhat can you buy with a devolved major scheme budget?

Are local authorities ready to manage their local economies?

The delivery of local infrastructure is changing.  The coalition government’s policy of localism is providing more autonomy to councils to set their own criteria for success, manage their own budgets and deliver infrastructure that better meets local needs.  Some of the changes are set out in:

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