by Becca McCarthy Oct 5th, 2017
Good news! Thanks to you and 87,000 other 38 Degrees members, the government’s announced £300 million to help fix transport in the North of England.
This is a step in the right direction. The extra cash will help link up towns and cities in the North, and mean less of us are cut off from our nearest city centre.
Here’s how we pitched in together to make this happen:
And it’s not just us saying it. Have a look at these headlines:
The fight isn’t over yet. Funding for public services like trains and schools is still unequally distributed across the country. In the coming months, we’ll have more work to do to make sure the North gets the investment it deserves.
Here’s what Ed Cox, who works at IPPR North, said:
“£300m is but a drop in the ocean in comparison to what is needed and nowhere near the £59 billion catch-up cash necessary to narrow the spending gap with London.
“At the Autumn Budget in November we need to hear a real commitment to the fresh billions to get northern infrastructure to where it needs to be for the country to prosper.”
So, there’s definitely more to do! But for today, let’s give ourselves a pat on the back for helping make things a little fairer. Together we’ve helped make transport in the North of England a little bit less frustrating.