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Press release

ICE comment on Spring budget

06 March 2024

In response to today’s Budget, Chris Richards, director of policy at the Institution of Civil Engineers said,  

"Today’s budget confirms that the general election will be a crucial one for infrastructure. 

"It's now been confirmed that the spending review will take place after the election.  

"That means the next government will be responsible for implementing the next National Infrastructure Strategy,  delivering the next carbon budget, and reallocating HS2 funds for the North and Midlands. 

"Certainty that there will be no significant changes to infrastructure projects and spending before the election is welcome, but there are still many decisions to be made. 

"The ICE will shortly launch a programme of work that aims to spark conversations about what the next government’s day one infrastructure priorities need to be." 

Notes to editors

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  • Phoebe Woollard, media relations executive at ICE