TRANSPORT

Lilian Greenwood MP: Cycling and walking must be given more focus and funding to meet active travel targets

With tackling the climate emergency and toxic air rightfully moving up the political agenda, the Government must now consider the role of transport and its impact on the environment. Around a quarter of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions come from transport – more than any other sector – and roads are the biggest contributor to […]

TRANSPORT

Andy McDonald MP: We will draw up a new social contract for transport that benefits the public, the economy and the environment

Labour wants an affordable, accessible and sustainable transport system, for the many not the few, founded on the principle that transport is an essential public service.Key objectives for us are: cutting emissions and improving public health through a shift to public transport and active travel; closer links between transport and planning; and rebalancing our economy […]

TRANSPORT

Rail industry welcomes commitment from all major parties to electrification

Darren Caplan, Chief Executive of the Railway Industry Association (RIA), said: “It is really encouraging to see a commitment to rail electrification in the main UK political party manifestos. This shows there is now considerable and widespread support for electrification, which will be essential if we are to decarbonise rail by 2040. It will also […]

TRANSPORT

Boris Johnson ‘orders emergency summit’ on HS2 amid Tory splits over spiralling costs

The Sun on Sunday reports that the Prime Minister will call in Chancellor Sajid Javid and Transport Secretary Grant Shapps for a meeting this week amid mounting pressure from some Tory MPs to junk HS2. The summit comes after clutch of reports flagged its spiralling budget and delayed timetable. ‘Blue Wall’ Tory MPs pile pressure […]

TRANSPORT

Government officials begin work on Boris Johnson’s plan for a Scotland-NI bridge, Number 10 confirms

Boris Johnson’s official spokesman said a “proper piece of work” is being done by civil servants, with their findings being reported to Number 10. The revelation comes just two weeks after transport minister George Freeman told the Commons there was no work underway on the idea. Leo Varadkar says Boris Johnson’s Northern Ireland to Scotland […]

ECONOMY

Insuring Women’s Futures final report published

The final report for the Insuring Women’s Futures (IWF) initiative has been published, completing three years of research, policy development and market collaboration. Following the launch of the programme’s headline recommendations at the BFI Imax in November, the report published this month encompasses data supporting the case for change, as well as the detailed workstream […]