Budget 2021: Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s plans for fuel duty, road tax and more


Rishi Sunak's fiscal plans for roads, cars and vans, including fuel duty, VED road tax, pothole repairs and electric vehicle incentives.
Pothole backlog forces four-month waiting times

Pothole backlog forces four-month waiting times


An increasing backlog of unrepaired potholes has meant that some have been left for up to four months before being filled, it has been reported.
9 in 10 drivers affected by potholes last year

Nine in 10 drivers affected by potholes last year


Nearly nine in 10 drivers were affected by potholes last year, according to new research by road safety charity IAM RoadSmart.
JCB unveils machine that fixes potholes in 8 minutes

JCB unveils machine that fixes potholes in 8 mins


Construction equipment manufacturer JCB has revealed a machine that can fill in potholes in just eight minutes
Government invests in road network and charging infrastructure

Government announces billions for road network


Transport secretary Grant Shapps has announced investment in Britain’s road network worth billions.
Pothole-related breakdowns increase due to winter storms

Spike in pothole-related breakdowns


Storms at the beginning of the year have contributed to an increase in pothole-related breakdowns, according to new statistics.
Rishi Sunak Chancellor of the Exchequer - Budget 2020

Budget 2020: Chancellor Rishi Sunak outlines plans


Today's Budget was not only Rishi Sunak's first real test in his new role as Chancellor but potentially the trickiest for the Treasury in years.
British roads are worse than Oman’s

Number of potholes will rise by 16% in 10 years


The number of potholes in the UK will rise by nearly a fifth if government investment remains at current levels, according to research by Zurich

'Huge' pothole repair budget disparities by region


UK councils are calling for greater government support, after a new study shows London hugely benefits from disproportionate road repair funding.
Pothole UK residential road

Councils spent £2bn on road repairs in two years


UK councils have spent nearly £2bn on road repairs since 2017 — and a further £4.2m compensating residents for pot hole damage to their vehicles.
Revealed: the most and least frustrating places to drive in Britain

Revealed: the UK's most annoying spots for drivers


New research claims to have found the places in the UK that are most likely to get on the nerves of British motorists
Pothole damage doubles in a decade, according to RAC

Government to clamp down on bodged roadworks


Road repairers could be held more accountable for shoddy road repairs under plans put forward by the Department for Transport (DfT).
UK Government commits £23m to pothole prevention

UK Government commits £23m to pothole prevention


The Department for Transport will invest £23m in research and trial initiatives at aim to prevent potholes from forming in UK roads.