Mar 10, 2020

Budget 2020: Chancellor will promise 'record' infrastructure spend

The government will promise to raise infrastructure spending to its highest in decades in Wednesday's Budget. The Treasury told the BBC it would lead to the "Highest levels in real terms since 1955" over the course of the five-year Parliament. Chancellor Rishi Sunak will present the Budget less than a month into the job. On Sunday, Mr Sunak told the BBC's Andrew Marr the NHS would get "Whatever resources it needs" during the crisis. The BBC understands Mr Sunak will promise a gross amount of over £600bn for capital spending - money put into projects like roads and rail - by the middle of 2025.

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