The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, has delivered the UK Government's 2018 Budget, which contained plenty of interesting details for motorists.
The proposals unveiled in the House of Commons, includes £30 billion of investment in the English road network.
Here's our rundown of everything in the 2018 Budget that related to motorists.
VED to fund £28.8 billion pot for motorway and major road upgrades
Philip Hammond has created a £28.8bn fund for Highways England to spend on upgrading and maintaining motorways and other major roads. The bulk of that cash will come from Vehicle Excise Duty (VED), which will be exclusively used for the scheme. It's the first time that road tax has been spent solely on the UK’s road network.
The majority of that money – £25.3 billion – will be spent on the Roads Investment Strategy 2, which was launched in draft form. The Budget report termed it "the largest ever investment in England's strategic roads." It said the investment would cover new major roads and large local major roads, citing the North Devlon Link Road as an example.
The spending will mark a 40% improvement on the £17.6bn the Treasury spent in the previous five-year investment cycle. That Roads Investment Strategy 1 scheme helped fund work on the A1(M), A66 Trans-Pennine route and the Oxford-Cambridge Expressway.
The investment plan was welcomed by Matthew Fell, the boss of the Confederation of British Industry, which represents UK companies. He said: “investing so significantly in our roads could help ease the all-too-real delays that people face just getting to work.”