CBI warns that lack of investment in roads and airports is damaging UK business competitiveness

The UK transport network is so poor that it is undermining business competitiveness, a new report has warned.

The CBI said that £190bn of spending was needed to improve the network.

Airport capacity was rated as poor and getting worse, but roads were slated as the worst part of the network and described as getting more unreliable and crowded.

The CBI report described roads as the worst part of the network

Train travel was rated as satisfactory in terms of reliability.

CBI deputy director general John Cridland said that private investment must be harnessed to develop the transport network for the future. He called for the government to develop a “more coherent and consistent delivery plan”.

“We need a transport system fit for the needs of the 21st century”, he added.