National Productivity Investment Fund Bids
In the Autumn Statement 2016, the Government announced £490 million for the local roads element of the National Productivity Investment Fund (NPIF) for 2018/19 and 2019/20, to be allocated via a competitive bidding process.
The local roads element of NPIF is for schemes that:
- ease congestion, particularly by improving the efficiency of existing roads;
- unlock economic & job creation opportunities; or
- enable the delivery of new housing developments.
Greater Manchester submitted a bid on 30 June for £45.791 million, for 11 different highway schemes. Details of these are published here as required by the Department of Transport. A decision is expected by Autumn 2017.