A14 road project suspended in cuts

* Saves coalition 1.1 billion * More cuts planned * Are electric car grants safe?...

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17 June 2010

A14 road project suspended in cuts

The major A14 improvement project near Huntingdon and Cambridge has been suspended in a round of spending cuts announced by the coalition Government today.

Shelving the project which was to run between the A1(M) and A11, and create a six-lane dual carriageway will save 1.1 billion.

The Government will now reassess the project in more detail before deciding whether to proceed.

More cuts to come?
The announcement of cancellations and suspensions is part of a wholesale 'review of inherited spending commitments', the Treasury said, and could mean more cuts for every Government department, including the Department for Transport.

What Car? believes the 230 million worth of grants for electric cars is safe, however, following discussions with insiders yesterday.

Emergency Budget
Details of other cuts, and possible increases in tax, will be detailed in next week's emergency Budget on Tuesday, June 22.

We'll be covering the Budget live on whatcar.com, so come back then to get the news as it happens and to give us your response to motoring-related announcements. We'll also have a team of experts on hand to answer all your questions of how policy will affect you.