It usually takes a few days to unpick the ins and outs of a government Budget. At first sight, today’s budget doesn’t seem too bad for motorists, particularly as fuel duty has been frozen again.

Perhaps the hidden highlight is that government is also promising a major ‘Road Investment Strategy’ by the end of the parliament.

Although we’ll have to wait four years – mainly because the UK should have balanced its books by then – some proper road improvements - and even whole new roads - will be desperately needed by the end of the decade.