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Parties urged to boost infrastructure spending if they win election

An alliance of construction trade bodies has urged the next government to increase infrastructure spending.

The Get Britain Building 2020 Delivery Plan called for greater capital expenditure to boost the quality of road and rail travel.

The campaign – led by the Builders Merchants’ Federation, Home Builders Federation, Federation of Master Builders and Modern Masonry Alliance – urged whoever wins next May’s election to use construction to drive jobs and growth.

FMB chief executive Brian Berry said: “Today we put forward a range of sound actions and recommendations for the next government to ensure it fully realises the potential of our sector and allows us to help deliver its aims of increasing the pace of economic growth and job creation, and reducing our carbon emissions.”

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