Our research shows 65 per cent of small firms rate their van or car as crucial for business. Yet almost half of our members say the poor state of the UK’s roads costs them up to £2,500 a year.
More strategic planning to ease congestion on urban roads and an integrated transport system in rural areas would enable small businesses across the UK to move and grow.
Action FSB have taken
- We’re lobbying the Government to reinvest the money it earns in vehicle tax on improving existing and building new roads across the UK.
- We want transport Ministers to strategically plan for the future with proper investment in the current, road network.
We want the Government to look at the UK’s road network strategically, to ensure existing roads are fit for purpose and new roads are built in conjunction with other modes of transport (rail links, airports, ports). This will relieve congestion and provide better access for small businesses, in both rural and urban areas.
Small businesses are reliant on roads to operate and to ensure their economic growth, a functioning road network is vital.