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Private investment in roads a vital vision for the future

Commenting on the Prime Minister’s proposals for new private financing of road infrastructure,

Baroness Jo Valentine, Chief Executive of business group London First, said:

“This call for new, private investment in our strategic road network is a welcome move and echoes recommendations from our recent report on London’s critical transport links to the rest of the UK. Our road infrastructure is vital for business – delivering more capacity with new private financing models will not only cut the congestion that hits the economy but also build a modern vision for transport infrastructure that matches our European rivals.”

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Notes to Editors

London First is a business membership organisation with a mission to make London the best city in the world in which to do business. London First undertakes this by mobilising the experience, expertise and enthusiasm of the private sector to develop practical solutions to the challenges facing London. London First also seeks to persuade central and London government to make the investments that London needs in its infrastructure

London First delivers its activities with the support of the capital’s major businesses in key sectors such as finance, professional services, property, ICT, creative industries, hospitality and retail. Membership also includes further education colleges and London universities.

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