Authors: The Taxpayers' Alliance and The Drivers' Alliance
Publication date: 20 October 2009
This report acknowledges that the transport budget is likely to face some substantial cuts in the next few years with one projection of £29billion cuts over the next ten years. This report details the massive discrepancies between the amounts spent on rail compared to the amounts spent on roads per passenger and the raw deal that motorists who are paying £30.3billion per year in Fuel Duty and Vehicle Excise Duty are afforded. The report concludes that the spending on road projects should ideally be safeguarded at the expense of rail spending.