How we're building BritainWe’re funding infrastructure projects up to 2020 worth over £100 billion.
Up and down the country big projects are boosting our national prospects for the future and providing high quality jobs now.
Whether it’s electrifying the Great Western Railway, getting high-speed broadband set up in rural areas, building a new bridge over the River Mersey or improving the road network across the country, we are determined that Britain will have the tools to compete in the global race.
This week, to mark the halfway point of its construction, the Prime Minister visited the Crossrail project – Europe’s largest infrastructure project
Prime Minister David Cameron visits the £14.5 billion Crossrail project at Tottenham Court Road, London.Crossrail is one of our priority projects as set out in the National Infrastructure Plan. The plan details the action we’re taking to make the UK globally competitive.
£300 billion on capital projectsAt the last spending round we announced we will spend £300 billion on capital projects over the next 6 years, including £100 billion of specific projects.These include:
- Roads – providing funding for the biggest programme of investment since the 1970s
- Railways – Crossrail, to open in 2018, will increase network capacity across London by 10%, supporting regeneration and cutting journey times across the city. Also, committing to HS2
- Housing – £3.3 billion of new funding for affordable housing from 2015 to 2016
- School places – £2.35 billion to meet demand for 500,000 new school places
- Superfast broadband – investing up to £250 million to extend high-speed broadband to deliver superfast speeds to 95% of the UK by 2017
- Shale gas – a new package on shale, including community benefits, changes to planning and Environment Agency permit processes
- Flood defences – specific long-term funding for flood defences to 2020
Friday, January 17, 2014
British PM: "We are building Britain"
Got a personal email from my 'pal' British Prime Minister, David Cameron.. A lot of facts and figures - and grandiose proclamations on how they are going to 'build Britain.' What is interesting to me is what is NOT included. Take a guess!