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Autumn Statement: Full breakdown of infrastructure spend on rail, roads and housing

Today the chancellor Philip Hammond unveiled his first (and last) Autumn Statement.

Autumn Statement 2016_Infra infographic

Autumn Statement 2016_Infra infographic

The statement included billions of pounds of investment in infrastructure, housing and research and development. Here is a full breakdown of where exactly that money has gone.

National Productivity Investment Fund

  • £23bn of spending between 2017/18 and 2021/22 will be targeted at housing transport, digital communications, and research and development (R&D) projects to boost productivity.

Infrastructure investment

  • Government investment in the areas covered by the National Infrastructure Commission will rise to more than 1 per cent of GDP by 2020/21, up from 0.8 per cent.
  • Future invitations to the NIC to set out recommendations will be on the assumption that spending on infrastructure will equal between 1 per cent and 1.2 per cent of GDP each year from 2020 to 2050


  • Housing Infrastructure Fund to provide £2.3bn by 2020-21 for infrastructure targeted at unlocking housing developments in areas of greatest demand.
  • £1.4bn to deliver an additional 40,000 affordable housing starts by 2020-21
  • £1.7bn by 2020-21 to support accelerated construction of of homes on public sector land


  • £1.1bn by 2020/21 to go towards relieving congestion and delivering upgrades on local roads and public transport networks.
  • £220m to be invested to tackle key pinch-points on England’s strategic roads network.
  • Government will recommit to the National Roads Fund announced during the Summer Budget 2015.


  • £450m to trial digital signalling technology across the network.
  • £80m to roll out smart ticketing including season tickets for commuters in the UK’s major cities.
  • £5m in development funding for the Midlands Rail Hub, a programme of rail upgrades in and around central Birmingham.
  • £27m in development funding for Oxford to Cambridge expressway.
  • £100m to accelerate construction of the western section of the East-West Rail between Oxford and Cambridge line.
  • £10m in development funding for the central rail section of the East-West Rail section.

Future Transport Fund (£390m)

  • £80m for Ultra Low Emission Vehicles charging infrastructure.
  • £150m in support for low emission buses and taxis.
  • £20m for the development of alternative aviation and heavy goods vehicle fuels.
  • £100m for new UK CAV testing infrastructure.
  • 100 per cent first-year government allowances to companies investing in charge-points for electric vehicles.

Local Enterprise fund (£1.8bn)

  • £556m of this will go to the North of England.
  • £392m to LEPs in the Midlands.
  • £492m to London and the South-east.
  • £191m to the South-west.

Digital Infrastructure (£1bn)

  • £740m will be invested by 2020-21 into supporting the roll out of full fibre connections and future 5G technologies.
  • £400m for a new Digital Infrastructure Investment fund to invest in new fibre networks.

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