Government planning to invest £80 billion in road and rail

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The Sunday Times has reported that Prime Minister, Boris Johnson is planning to invest £80bn into infrastructure across the north of England. Renewed fiscal rules will allow the Government to invest £78bn into bus, bridge and transport schemes to help cement Conservative support in the traditional Labour seats they won at the election. The increased funding could pay for the £39bn plan for Northern Powerhouse Rail (NPR), a network connecting Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield, Hull, Newcastle and Liverpool, as well as Manchester airport.

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