The Chancellor will promise improvements to the M60 Simister Island interchange at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester as he pledges £25b for the upgrade of  major roads in England under plans to improve infrastructure.

Among a package of measures to be announced will be £220m into a improved bus services in England, including £50m for the country’s first all-electric bus town or city and a £5bn investment to support the roll-out of gigabit-capable internet, and mobile networks, including 5G.

Mr Javid is expected to say:

“Investment in our infrastructure will be key to making the next decade one of renewal – boosting our economy and making life easier for people all across the country.

“This new multi-billion pound investment to deliver gigabit-capable broadband for all the UK and investment in roads and buses will help people to get around and businesses to grow, ensuring no community is left behind.

“This will make the UK a better place to live and work, extending opportunity and raising living standards for all.”


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