Under the Network North plan, local highway authorities will receive £150m this financial year, followed by a further £150m for 2024/2025. The remaining funds will be allocated through to 2034.

Transport secretary Mark Harper said: ‘Most people travel by road and potholes can cause misery for motorists, from expensive vehicle repairs to bumpy, slow and dangerous journeys. Our £8.3bn boost to repair roads across the country shows that we’re on the side of drivers.’

The funding is divided as follows:

• £3.3bn for local authorities in the North West, North East and Yorkshire and the Humber

• £2.2bn for local authorities in the West Midlands and East Midlands

• £2.8bn for local authorities in the East of England, South East, South West and, for the first time in 8 years, London

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