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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James Heath speech to CBI Infrastructure Board

The Commission’s chief executive spoke to members of the Confederation of British Industry’s Infrastructure Board today, offering reflections on the government’s National Infrastructure Strategy, the Commission’s priorities for 2021 as set out in our Annual Monitoring Report, and to look ahead to some of the long term infrastructure challenges that the Commission is likely to...

04 Mar 2021
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.
Commission welcomes next steps on UK infrastructure bank
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Commission welcomes next steps on UK infrastructure bank

The National Infrastructure Commission has welcomed the announcement in today’s Budget on next steps for the creation of a UK infrastructure bank, based in Leeds. Julia Prescot, Commissioner, said: “We welcome the progress towards establishing an infrastructure bank, as recommended by the Commission. The bank can play a key role in catalysing the investment needed...

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New study on infrastructure in towns
Infrastructure, Towns and Regeneration
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New study on infrastructure in towns

In its 2021 Budget, the government asked the Commission to undertake a new study looking specifically at the role of infrastructure in helping towns and urban areas outside major cities. The new study will have a particular focus on the role of transport and digital infrastructure in boosting economic regeneration and levelling up. More details...

3 Mar 2021 By
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Operability of highly renewable electricity systems
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Maintaining operability of highly renewable electricity system possible at little additional cost

Concerns about operating the electricity networks when there are high levels of renewables generation can be overcome without significant costs to the consumer through effective deployment of existing and emerging technologies, according to analysis from the National Infrastructure Commission. The existing electricity network was designed around generation from coal, nuclear and gas-powered generation. Increasing the...

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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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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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