Topic: Transport and infrastructure

Affordable, accessible and sustainable transport and infrastructure are crucial to the economy and wellbeing of every community.

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The Spending Review and Autumn Statement

Today the Chancellor of the Exchequer delivered his second spending review since 2010 and the first under a majority Conservative Government. The statement combines the Spending Review and the Autumn Statement.

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High Speed Rail Update: Autumn 2015

This briefing reports on key developments on the HS2 project and related activities, including details of the interim evaluation report for HS1, focusing particularly on the local economic impacts. It also reports on the HS2 Hybrid Bill and developments relating to HS3, the proposed east-west high-speed rail link.

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The English Indices of Deprivation 2015

Data from the Index of Multiple Deprivation is of crucial importance for planning, targeting resources, and preparing funding bids. The latest index was released in September 2015. This briefing sets out the background and methodology of the IMD and presents a selection of results.

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On Your Radar October – November 2015

On Your Radar provides regular updates on information from central government, Parliament, and other key organisations. This edition contains: • Upcoming LGiU briefings • Government consultations • Select Committee inquiries • Legislation

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The impact of budget cuts on local road maintenance and road safety

There are growing concerns about the lack of funding available for local transport –road maintenance and road safety, and the discrepancy between funding for local roads and the Strategic Road Network. Two recent reports set out the impact of significant budget cuts in recent years and call for urgent action.

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Travel To Work Areas (TTWAs) and local labour market statistics

Travel To Work Areas (TTWAs) have been essential components of contextual information for strategic planning and a range of related physical and economic policies and programmes. This briefing looks at lessons and issues arising from the August 2015 ONS publication of TTWAs based on the 2011 census

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Total Transport Authorities: IPPR report

This briefing provides an overview of a report produced by the think tank, IPPR, called ‘Total Transport Authorities: A new deal for town and rural bus services’.

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Travel To Work Areas (TTWAs) and local labour market statistics

Travel To Work Areas (TTWAs) have been essential components of contextual information for strategic planning and a range of related physical and economic policies and programmes. This briefing looks at lessons and issues arising from the August 2015 ONS publication of TTWAs based on the 2011 census

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What does the new government mean for transport?

The Conservative manifesto made a number of commitments related to transport, particularly on significant investment in new infrastructure. How have these commitments been taken forward since the election and what are the prospects for transport after the autumn spending review?

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The first 100 days – commitments, progress and tensions

Can any modern UK government live up to Franklin D Roosevelt’s first 100 days in 1933 where the legislation was passed to create the New Deal (and where apparently the concept of the first 100 days was born)? It’s highly unlikely, but nevertheless politicos and the media like to judge how a new government measures up.…

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