Londoners get nearly £2 spent on them for transport while the rest of England loses out.

New Treasury figures show that last year authorities worked out they spent the equivalent of £600 per person in the region on roads, railways and other transport in London. But the nationwide figure across the UK is just £314 per person – nearly half the London figure.

The capital is skewing the figures so much that only Scottish and Welsh people received an above-average share per person in the rest of the UK.

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This means that the rest of England and Northern Ireland were effectively losing out. People in the South East and eastern regions, which surround London, will likely benefit from some of the transport schemes in the capital.

When Crossrail is completed, passengers from Reading in Berkshire to Shenfield in Essex will be able to use the new line.

But that won’t be much comfort to people in the South West or the North East.

These regions got the equivalent of 61p and 70p spent per person respectively last year on transport, the lowest figures in the UK.

DATA

Region // Spend per person (£) // For every £1 spent…

London // 600 // £1.91

Scotland // 514 // £1.64

Wales // 320 // £1.02

UK // 314 // £1.00

Yorkshire and the Humber // 296 // £0.94

England // 295 // £0.94

Northern Ireland // 281 // £0.89

North West // 251 // £0.80

South East // 244 // £0.78

West Midlands // 236 // £0.75

East Midlands // 227 // £0.72

East // 225 // £0.72

North East // 219 // £0.70

South West // 193 // £0.61