Motorists safe for now from Comprehensive Spending Review

Sam Burnett

The axe may have fallen heavily across Westminster, but it seems for the moment that motorists have escaped lightly from the swingeing cuts.

Chancellor George Osborne announced that the government was keeping its commitment to £10bn of investment in road schemes, but the Department for Transport will have to find savings of 21 percent on its budget. These will be announced in detail next week.