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.
Jim Hall: clear national standards vital to improved extreme weather resilience
The National Audit Office has voiced concerns about the government’s progress on ensuring the UK can be resilient to the impacts of extreme weather events, in a new report out today (6 December). Government resilience: extreme weather finds that while central government has in place a range of existing protocols for managing the impacts of...
Second National Infrastructure AssessmentDelivered 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.
We’re recruiting – senior economists (energy, transport)
We’re looking to recruit two new team members to join our economics team and play a leading role in our analysis of future energy and transport strategy and the associated infrastructure needs of both sectors. With the Commission having just published the UK’s Second National Infrastructure Assessment, the successful candidates will join at an exciting...
“No time to lose” on planning reforms, says Commission
Today’s Autumn Statement includes announcements on steps to speed up the planning system for Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIPs). Some of these steps are informed by the work of the National Infrastructure Commission, and related work by Nick Winser, the government’s Electricity Networks Commissioner (and also a National Infrastructure Commissioner). Responding to today’s announcements, Sir...
Jim Hall: Clarity on funding, clear targets crucial to long term flood resilience
A value for money report on flood resilience in England published by the National Audit Office today (15 November) warns that under current Environment Agency plans, forty per cent fewer properties in England will be protected from flooding compared to the number first forecast in 2020. The Resilience to flooding report finds that the Environment...
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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.Meet the Commissioners
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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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