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pteg Summary of the Autumn Statement 2013

pteg Summary of the Autumn Statement 2013

We thought we would share with you our summary of the key 2013 Autumn Statement announcements of relevance to transport and the PTEs. Transport and local government budgets For 2014-15, the majority of Whitehall departmental budgets will be cut by 1.1%. Local government is excluded from this reduction, to help local authorities to freeze council …

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Are we ready for the baby boomers?

Are we ready for the baby boomers?

Members of the baby boomer generation are beginning to enter, or plan for, retirement. A generation whose adult lives have been centred around the car and the freedom and status it afforded. According to Department for Transport statistics, in 2012 some 86% of the baby boomer generation lived in households with a car or van. …

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Transport accessibility – postcards from academia

Transport accessibility – postcards from academia

Academics want to let policy-makers know what they’ve been researching and what they’ve learnt. Policy-makers want to hear from academics, but don’t want to plough through impenetrable journal articles and research papers. Instead, they’d like the equivalent of the occasional postcard – keeping them up-to-date on what’s going on and summarising the information likely to …

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pteg visits…Dales Integrated Transport Alliance (DITA)

pteg visits…Dales Integrated Transport Alliance (DITA)

On the 7th August, the pteg team travelled from Leeds to the beautiful Yorkshire Dales to visit Dales Integrated Transport Alliance (DITA). DITA is a community-led group of individuals and organisations who want to get better transport in the rural area of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. DITA …

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Budget 2013

Budget 2013

Here’s our quick summary of the main points from today’s Budget 2013 announcement, focusing on those of relevance to transport and the PTEs. Departmental spending Reduction in Resource Departmental Expenditure Limits equivalent to a 1% reduction for most departments. Schools and health budgets remain protected. Individual departmental budgets will be published in the 2015/16 Spending …

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Buses matter to young people – and young people should matter to us

Buses matter to young people – and young people should matter to us

Buses matter to young people. This past year, we have seen just how much. Nationwide polling by UK Youth Parliament (UKYP) of 65,000 young people in 2011, and 250,000 young people in 2012, identified ‘Public transport: Cheaper, better, accessible’ as a priority concern. Members of the UKYP at their annual sitting in the House of …

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pteg Summary of the Autumn Statement 2012

pteg Summary of the Autumn Statement 2012

We thought we would share with you our summary of the key 2012 Autumn Statement announcements of relevance to transport and the PTEs. Transport announcements – a focus on roads £1.5 billion will be spent on improving the road network, of which £1bn will be invested in the current spending review period. General transport spending: …

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