POT holes are set to be fixed across the county after a cash injection was revealed in this week’s budget for the country.

Chancellor Phillip Hammond confirmed that £420m will be given to local highways authorities to provide immediate repairs.

The chancellor said: “Every member of Parliament will testify pot holes are high on the public list of concerns so, as Autumn takes hold, I am making an additional £420m available immediately to local highways authorities to carry out pothole and bridge repairs and other minor works in this financial year.”

Bridget Wayman, Wiltshire Council cabinet member for highways said: “We welcome any announcement of additional government funding being available to improve highways.

“However, we’ll need more details on how the money will be allocated before making specific plans on how it will be spent. We are committed to improving highways as much we can and allocated £24m in our 2017/18 budget for highways and bridge repairs.

“Our increased investment over the last five years has made significant improvements across the county’s network and any additional money will help us to do even more.”

Last year nearly 15,000 potholes were repaired by Wiltshire Council at a cost of £1,300,000.

Pothole compensation exceeded £90k since April 2017, and the cost of ridding damage to roads totalled over £1.6m.

Figures released by Wiltshire council show that since April 2017, 14,800 pot holes have been repaired on Wiltshire roads and in 2017 £57,394.36 has been paid out to disgruntled drivers in compensation.

Pothole problems have become so bad that nearly half of drivers believe they have caused damage to their cars or vehicles, according to a survey carried out by IAm RoadSmart. A-roads across the county are currently in a worse state than national targets, with more roads in a poor condition and in need of repair work.

Following the budget announcement, the council will repair roads damaged by snow and bad weather in March and the prolonged hot weather over the summer that has caused extra damage to roadways.

Extra funding for schools and the NHS were also revealed during Monday's budget which declared that austerity was coming to an end. Schools will receive £400m extra, which equates to £10,000 per primary school and £50,000 per secondary.