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Scottish government increases investment in homes and roads

The Scottish government is increasing its capital investment to £3.4bn, providing an extra £38M for the housing budget and £10M for trunk road maintenance.

An increased housing budget will be used to increase the energy efficiency of Scotland’s homes, providing cheaper housing and contributing to climate change targets.

The 2012 National Road Maintenance Review calculated that every £1 spent on Road maintenance provided £1.50 benefit to the Scottish economy.

“Through immediate infrastructure investment we are providing a boost to Scotland’s construction sector and wider economy and we are also maintaining the most supportive business environment in the UK,” said finance secretary John Swinney.

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