LIP funding is the process through which TfL provides financial support to boroughs for schemes to improve their transport networks in line with MTS objectives.

The latest LIP delivery plan is on the LIPs page in Publications & reports.

LIP Funding

We provide financial support to boroughs for schemes to improve their transport networks.

Funding is allocated under five main programmes:

  • Principal road maintenance
  • Bridge strengthening
  • Corridors, neighbourhoods and supporting measures
  • Traffic signal modernisation for sites on borough roads
  • Major Schemes

Funding for Principal road maintenance and bridge strengthening is awarded to roads and bridges most in need of repair, and is established through condition surveys.

Corridors, neighbourhoods and supporting measures funding is allocated using a formula that was agreed with London Councils and the London Technical Advisory Group (LoTAG) in 2010.

Funding under the Major Schemes programme is awarded through a competitive bidding process based on need, design and implementation.

Read more about Major Schemes.

LIP spending and delivery plans

Each year, London boroughs must submit a LIP annual spending submission with specific details of individual schemes they want to take forward. At the end of the financial year, each borough must submit a report on how they have delivered a range of priorities such as cycle parking, 20 mph zones and pedestrian crossings.

See the final LIPS allocations.

To see what each borough put in their LIP funding letter, see Information by borough.

Third LIPs

After collaborating with London Councils and boroughs throughout 2017, we have now published guidance for the third round of LIP development. This has been published alongside the 2018 Mayor's Transport Strategy.

The purpose of this guidance is to help with the preparation and approval of the third round of LIPs by:

  • Supporting boroughs in preparing LIPs that help achieve the Mayor's Transport Strategy vision and priorities
  • Giving boroughs ownership of their own programmes and flexibility to reflect local circumstances
  • Reducing resource burdens for the boroughs and TfL, in terms of preparing, monitoring and reviewing LIP submissions
  • Better enabling transport to be integrated with wider health, economic, social and environmental objectives at a local level

The third round LIPs will become effective from April 2019. The following guidance was published in March 2018.

Boroughs Portal

The Boroughs Portal is a web-based system that we, along with boroughs and partnerships, use to manage LIP and non-LIP funding that we provide.

The Portal is used to apply for funds, allocate funds, report on scheme progress, and the subsequent claiming of funds from TfL.

Borough Funding
Email: bspsupport@tfl.gov.uk
Phone: 020 3054 4994 (TfL call charges)