Confirmation of plans for National Infrastructure Strategy welcome

Published: 19 Dec 2019


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The National Infrastructure Commission has today welcomed the new government’s re-statement of its plans to publish a National Infrastructure Strategy in the spring.

In the Queen’s Speech, the government confirmed plans to invest £100 billion to transform the UK’s infrastructure and its ambitions for all areas of economic infrastructure, including transport, local growth, decarbonisation, digital infrastructure and infrastructure finance.

In response, National Infrastructure Commission Chair Sir John Armitt said:

“We welcome the government’s renewed commitment to deliver a National Infrastructure Strategy alongside the Budget, as a formal response to our detailed National Infrastructure Assessment published in 2018.

“It is clear that government is preparing to invest considerable sums of money in the UK’s infrastructure, and its strategy will be the opportunity to set out a predictable spending plan that looks well beyond the next decade, with clear objectives and ownership within government. We very much look forward to seeing the detailed strategy.”

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