Responding to today’s Budget, Peter Vicary-Smith, Which? Chief Executive said:
“Consumers contribute over £100bn a month to the UK economy and, in doing so, support British businesses and manufacturers. It is therefore right that the Chancellor has set aside funds to retain vital consumer confidence.
“However, if consumer confidence really is to be maintained, the Government must now ensure they are a much more fundamental part of their Brexit strategy.”
“The Chancellor’s ambition to be at the forefront of the technological revolution can only succeed if we deliver the broadband and mobile services that consumers now expect.
“We have found that the majority of households have experienced a problem with their broadband in the last year and that there are clear issues with mobile coverage and connectivity right across the UK. As such, the Government must ensure this vital investment delivers the services that people pay for and need.”
“Every day millions of people up and down the country have to endure unacceptable problems with delays and cancellations, so this investment must be truly targeted at addressing chronic service issues faced by passengers.
“The rail sector must put its passengers first and engage with them properly to ensure that this funding delivers much-needed improvements.”