BUDGET 2008: Darling says investment in UK to increase by 500%

Chancellor Alistair Darling claims that by 2011, investment in the UK will have increased by 500% since Labour came to power.

In today’s Budget speech, he says that by 2011, investment in the UK will have trebled as a share of national income since 1997.

He also claims that by 2011, the UK will have seen the longest sustained period of investment in public services since 1945.