Poor road repairs 'cost £435m'

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Poor repairs to roads dug up by utility companies have cost taxpayers £435 million over two years, the Local Government Association (LGA) has claimed.

The LGA said research showed 20% of works by contractors to resurface trenches were "not up to standard", meaning they had to be redone at the expense of councils - up 3% on 2011. It said £435 million could fill around eight million potholes.