Full privatisation of roads needed

Dr Richard Wellings comments on privatising roads

Commenting in advance of David Cameron’s speech today, Dr Richard Wellings, Deputy Editorial Director at the Institute of Economic Affairs, said:

“Introducing road tolling and private ownership is long overdue. Britain’s roads are chronically under-funded. Taking baby steps down the path of freeing up the system to allow investment will help, but only marginally. The kind of investment and innovation we need requires proper privatisation of roads. Motorists also need an assurance that other taxes will be cut so they don’t just end up paying twice”

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