Getting cities moving

Facilitating more people to make more journeys in cities in a sustainable way

Impartial, expert advice on major long term infrastructure challenges

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The Commission carries out in-depth studies into the UK’s major infrastructure needs and makes recommendations to the government. Our work covers all sectors of economic infrastructure.

"Commission hears from West Midlands on region’s infrastructure priorities

Commission hears from West Midlands on region’s infrastructure priorities

What West Midlands needs to build a thriving regional economy – and the role infrastructure can play in helping achieve that goal – was on the agenda for the Commission’s regional visit to Birmingham last week, the second in a series of six visits to cities and city regions around the country designed to help...

04 Jul 2022
National Infrastructure Assessment

National Infrastructure Assessment

Delivered once in every Parliament, the National Infrastructure Assessment analyses the UK’s long term economic infrastructure needs, sets a strategic vision, and makes recommendations to government.
Getting cities moving past “Covid fog” critical for success of levelling up 
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Getting cities moving past “Covid fog” critical for success of levelling up 

Enabling people to make more trips in and around our major cities is a challenge that city leaders and national government must tackle head on by making urban transport networks work better – within carbon constraints – if they are to achieve levelling up, according to a new report from the National Infrastructure Commission. The...

30 Jun 2022 By
Government’s next steps on freight: welcome ambition, detailed plans now needed
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Government’s next steps on freight: welcome ambition, detailed plans now needed

This week the government published its long-term plan for the freight sector, Future of Freight. Government committed to publishing this in its response to the Commission’s 2019 study, Better Delivery: The challenge for freight. The Commission’s main conclusion in that study was that through the adoption of new technologies and the recognition of freight’s needs...

16 Jun 2022 By
First stop Manchester for national infrastructure advisers’ fact finding tour
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First stop Manchester for national infrastructure advisers’ fact finding tour

Ensuring Greater Manchester has the infrastructure in place to meet the needs of the year 2050 will be on the agenda as the government’s official advisers on infrastructure policy kick off a national tour with a visit to the region today (Monday 13 June). Maximising the opportunities provided by HS2, the importance of further investment...

13 Jun 2022 By

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The Commission

The Commissioners provide expert, impartial advice to the government on infrastructure, work with the Chair and each other to shape and develop the National Infrastructure Assessment and specific studies, and engage with a variety of stakeholders to promote the organisation and gather views on future infrastructure needs and solutions.

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Young Professionals Panel

The panel support the Commission’s work and aim to raise awareness and engage younger audiences in shaping the future of the UK’s infrastructure.

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Reports & Studies

The Commission’s publications include a National Infrastructure Assessment set out once a parliament, and specific reports and studies on pressing infrastructure challenges as set by the government.

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