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Transport Policy   Peter Stonham   LTT855   17 October 2022

Skidmore review of net zero plans ‘could marginalise climate over the economy’

The Government’s priorities for transport have remained unclear amid the turmoil of the Prime Minister’s dismissal of her chancellor and U-turn on budget plans, whilst it appears that the prioritisation of over 100 transport schemes announced by previous chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng may no longer be a core policy approach.

However, observers remain concerned at the relative status of economic growth objectives amongst other policy plans affecting transport, and the potential impacts of a three-month review to explore how net zero can be delivered in a way that is “pro-business and pro-growth”.


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