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Urban Mobility Partnership calls for multi-model travel support in Budget

Rishi Sunak Budget 2021

The Urban Mobility Partnership (UMP) has called on the Chancellor to provide clear long-term funding to help drive the public away from private car usage and towards multi-modal sustainable travel.

The Budget is due to be annonced on October 27 and UMP is calling for £90 million in Government funding to incentivise local authorities to take transport policy decisions and provide investment into Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) solutions, including the development and delivery of trials.

It is asking for a further £100m to expand the mobility credits scheme, which would allow consumers who are unable to upgrade their vehicle to still be able to move away from older, more polluting vehicles to sustainable modes of transport.

UMP also wants the Government to allow businesses to provide employees with tax free mobility credits for their travel to and from work.

UMP says its Budget submission focuses on policies which are “accessible, reach beyond the metropole, and support multi-modal transport”.

James Lancaster, chair of the Urban Mobility Partnership, said: Our proposals for the Comprehensive Spending Review reflect our aims and the Government’s, to encourage more people to shift to a sustainable, multi-modal travel system.

“In order to achieve the Transport Decarbonisation Plan, the Government must fully commit to supporting policies that can drive behaviour change and incentivise consumers to shift away from private vehicle use.”

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