On 22 November the chancellor will deliver the budget, setting out the government’s tax and spending plans for the year ahead. We, the Campaign for Better Transport, have some suggestions for him! We think the chancellor should make it easier and cheaper for people to travel by bus, train and bike, and to choose greener cars. We also think he should clean up our polluted air, for instance by helping bus companies to invest in cleaner, greener buses and enabling more freight to be carried by rail, not lorries. Of course these ideas will have to be paid for. We think the money should come from a combination of saving (no more building big new roads or subsidising flights from regional airports) and fair taxation (removing the six-year freeze on fuel duty for motorists and introducing a Frequent Flyer Levy for people who fly many times a year). Together with … (To read the full article, subscribe below)


Jess Fitch is communications officer at the Campaign for Better Transport