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North of England to receive thousands less in transport funding than London

New research from IPPR North based on Government figures has found that the North is set to receive more than £2,300 less per person in transport spending than London

The story was covered in several outlets, including MoneyExpert.com and ITV. The Government’s planned transport spending for London is almost three times more per head than the North unless investment in the Northern Powerhouse gets the go-ahead. That figure rises to seven times more per person than in Yorkshire and the Humber or the North East.

The study also suggested that the spending gap had widened over the last decade, with the boost in London being 2.5 times more than in the North. The Government said that it did not recognise the figures, but Andy Burnham, the Mayor of Greater Manchester, said that the report makes ‘embarrassing reading for the Government’. ‘In the five years since they first promised us a Northern Powerhouse, the transport spending gap between North and South has widened and is set to get even wider over the next decade,’ he added.

Full articles:

? ITV - North ‘to receive £2,300 less per person in transport spending than London

? MoneyExpert.com - Londoners to Get Three Times More Transport Spending Per Person than the North

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