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Surveyors urge growth-focused Queen's Speech

Surveyors have urged the government to wring the maximum economic benefit from infrastructure projects in its final guaranteed year in power.

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors called for the coalition to use next week’s Queen’s Speech to outline a growth-focused agenda for the 11 months to the general election.

“Priority should be given to transport projects that can deliver the greatest economic benefit, rather than providing immediate funding to those that just happen to be next in the queue,” said RICS in a statement.

“The government should ensure it engages with local enterprise partnerships on what schemes have the greatest potential to fuel regional growth.”

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