Gareth Johnson – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Transport

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Gareth Johnson on 2016-04-08.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what funding his Department has allocated to Kent County Council for local road maintenance for (a) 2015-16 and (b) 2016-17.

Andrew Jones

This Government is providing both tools and funding to local highway authorities in England, outside London, to tackle the condition of our local road network. In the Spending Review 2015, the Government announced that we are allocating a total of £6.1 billion funding for local highways maintenance between now and 2021. This funding includes an additional £250 million between 2016 and 2021 for a potholes action fund to improve local roads, to promote innovation within the sector and to ensure that taxpayers get greater value for money.

For Kent we are providing the following funding for local highways maintenance for the financial years 2015/16 and 2016/17:

Funding Stream

2015/16 £m

2016/17 £m

Highways Maintenance Block Needs Element



Highways Maintenance Block Incentive Element


Pothole Action Fund





Further details of the funding we are providing to all local highway authorities in England outside London can be found here:


Local authorities are able to use revenue funding for maintaining their local highways and this is allocated by the Department of Communities and Local Government through the Revenue Support Grant.