Government cracks down on companies for creating “plague of potholes”


Utility companies that leave potholes in the UK's roads will be penalised under new government measures that will come into force in April 2023.

The government said the new measures aim to prevent thousands of potholes being left behind by utility companies nationwide and ensuring more roads are resurfaced to a high standard.

Current regulations allow highway authorities to check 30% of a utility company's total number of inspection units and the charge is a flat rate, regardless of how [...]

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