Don't 'move the goalposts' on self-assessment, DfT warned


A senior adviser to the Department for Transport (DfT) has warned the Government against ‘moving the goalposts’ on local highways funding criteria as he revealed details of the planned self-assessment system for local roads cash.

Director of public services at Mouchel Infrastructure Services, Matthew Lugg, said it would be unfair to change the criteria by which councils win highways cash over the next six years but could not guarantee it would not happen.

Mr Lugg has worked for years supporting the Government’s efforts to improve efficiency in local road maintenance, most notably helping lead the Highways Maintenance Efficiency Programme.

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