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.

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Assistant Director

Summary We are looking for an Assistant Director. This is an opportunity to work creatively and rigorously on some of the most pressing issues for UK infrastructure, outside the constraints of current government policy, over the long term. By joining the NIC, you’ll be playing a key role in delivering independent advice to government on...

23 Oct 2020
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.
Policy Advisers (SEO)

Policy Advisers (SEO)

Summary We are currently recruiting for two Policy Advisers to lead projects across different subject areas within the Commission’s remit. These roles are central to ensuring the Commissioners are provided with timely, credible advice on how the UK’s infrastructure strategy can best meet the challenges and opportunities of the coming decades. By joining the National...

22 Oct 2020 By
James Heath: Getting the evidence in place for key decisions on low carbon heat
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James Heath: Getting the evidence in place for key decisions on low carbon heat

James Heath, Chief Executive of the National Infrastructure Commission, addressed Utility Week’s ‘Build Back Better’ Forum today (21 October 2020). His speech explored the policy decisions and investment needed to harness the full potential of low carbon heat, setting out the range of evidence that will be required to ensure effective decisions to address the...

21 Oct 2020 By
Armitt speech on principles for urban infrastructure
Cities Programme
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Armitt speech on principles for urban infrastructure

Sir John Armitt, Chair of the National Infrastructure Commission, delivered a speech today (7 October 2020) at the launch of the Commission’s report, Principles for effective urban infrastructure. The launch event was co-hosted with Centre for Cities. The text of Sir John’s speech can be found below.   Before I begin let me thank our...

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Who We Are

An appointed panel of Commissioners who provide expert, impartial advice on infrastructure, supported by a Secretariat and two advisory groups.

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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Design Group

A diverse group of creative and technical design leaders working to inspire, promote and champion design excellence in UK infrastructure.

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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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Join our team of professionals supporting the Commission to provide evidence based and forward thinking advice on infrastructure strategy.