TUC calls for investment in key infrastructure

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The Trades Union Congress has called for £85bn investment in key infrastructure, saying that this could create over a million jobs in two years. The research says this investment would pay for itself in job creation and by boosting growth and tax revenue. Rail network upgrades could create 120,000 new positions and 59,000 jobs could come from the electrification of buses, ferries and charging points for electric cars. The report also states that “the recovery of the wider economy will also depend on public services, from public transport to schools and nurseries, being properly funded and able to operate safely.”

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