What's on the agenda this month
by Matthew Bentley, Transport Policy Specialist
DeHavilland covered dozens of events at Labour, Conservative and SNP Conferences. Read our Conference Round-up briefing to discover the highlights.
The Budget and discussions around rail are set to dominate October, with the Chancellor due to present the Autumn Budget on 29th October.
The Government have already announced they will freeze Fuel Duty for the ninth year in a row. As with most budgets the Chancellor is expected to announce funding for a number of transport projects across the country but it will be interesting to see if the Chancellor announces funding for big transport infrastructure projects such as Crossrail 2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail.
In September Transport Secretary launched a ‘root and branch’ review of Britain’s railways. The Government are expected to get out terms of reference of the review and the membership of the panel when Parliament returns in October.
Transport Ministers are likely to be asked a number of questions about the rail review during Transport Questions on Thursday 11 October 2018.
The Transport Committee may also find time in October to begin hearing evidence for some of their newer inquiries including on active travel, the bus market and local roads.
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Reflecting the significance of infrastructure across DeHavilland's client portfolio, Matthew Bentley provides monitoring and research for the transport, construction and housing sectors. Matthew graduated from the University of Leicester with a BA in History and Politics.