Responding to the Government’s Transport Investment Strategy, national chairman at the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), Mike Cherry, said: “The new strategy should improve many of the roads that small businesses depend on most – for their staff, their customers and their suppliers.
“Small businesses need a dense, well-maintained road network to compete and grow. Retargeting infrastructure investment is therefore the best way to improve productivity and connectivity, and we endorse the move to do this so economic growth is strategically spread to every corner of the country.
“In particular, FSB members will welcome the commitment to prioritise smaller-scale projects that can be delivered quickly.
“In the run-up to the General Election, FSB called for the next Government to retarget investment into local roads outside of the strategic road network, and we are pleased to see this planned investment.”