Tag: Commission

Updated:

Sort By:


Tagged:


Search:


Michèle Dix to join National Infrastructure Commission

Michèle Dix to join National Infrastructure Commission

The Chancellor has today (10 October 2023) appointed Michèle Dix CBE – a former managing director of Crossrail 2 and director of planning at Transport for London – as a new Commissioner to join the National Infrastructure Commission. Announcing the appointment, Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt said: “We need high quality infrastructure to deliver...

10 Oct 2023 By
Jim Hall: NAO report highlights “stuttering progress” on waste reduction
Rubbish being collected in Rickmansworth

Jim Hall: NAO report highlights “stuttering progress” on waste reduction

The National Audit Office – the independent government spending watchdog – has this morning published a report highlighting what it sees as the lack of significant progress in delivering on the objectives set out in government’s waste management strategy, since its publication in 2018. Its report – The government’s resources and waste reforms for England...

30 Jun 2023 By
NIC and CCC call for urgent action to protect infrastructure from climate risks
Wind turbines against a stormy sky

NIC and CCC call for urgent action to protect infrastructure from climate risks

The National Infrastructure Commission and Climate Change Committee have written jointly to government urging ministers to take steps to improve the resilience of key infrastructure services to the effects of climate change. Building on recent reports by both organisations, the advisory bodies set out five steps to accelerate national adaptation planning to protect key networks:...

27 Apr 2023 By
Go big where it counts to hit economic and climate goals, says Commission
Front cover image from IPR

Go big where it counts to hit economic and climate goals, says Commission

Government must develop stronger staying power and focus on fewer, bigger, better targeted initiatives to deliver the infrastructure needed to meet its long term goals for economic growth and a lower carbon economy, the UK’s independent advisers on infrastructure have said. The last year has seen progress towards major infrastructure objectives “stutter further just as...

27 Mar 2023 By
Government infrastructure advisers open Leeds office
National Infrastructure Commission opens in Leeds LtR John Flint CEO UK Infrastructure Bank, Dept Leader Jonathan Pryor; Sir John Armitt.

Government infrastructure advisers open Leeds office

The UK government’s independent advisers on national infrastructure have today (Tuesday 24 January 2023) opened an office base in Leeds. The National Infrastructure Commission has taken space in One Embankment, the central Leeds offices which also serve as the headquarters of the UK Infrastructure Bank. Deputy Leader of Leeds City Council Cllr Jonathan Pryor joined...

24 Jan 2023 By
Sir John Armitt reappointed Chair and Julia Prescot appointed Deputy Chair
Sir John Armitt pictured during a Commission meeting

Sir John Armitt reappointed Chair and Julia Prescot appointed Deputy Chair

Sir John Armitt has been reappointed as Chair of the National Infrastructure Commission for a further two years while current Commissioner Julia Prescot has been appointed Deputy Chair. In an announcement made by HM Treasury today (10 January 2023), the Chancellor has confirmed that Sir John’s tenure as Chair will now end in January 2025...

10 Jan 2023 By
Bridget Rosewell steps down as a Commissioner
Picture of Bridget Rosewell, Commissioner

Bridget Rosewell steps down as a Commissioner

Bridget Rosewell is stepping down as a National Infrastructure Commissioner and will now support the Commission as a specialist adviser in the run up to the next National Infrastructure Assessment. The change in role follows Bridget’s appointment as a non-executive director of the UK Infrastructure Bank. During her seven-year tenure at the Commission, Bridget contributed...

3 Jan 2023 By
Three new experts appointed to the Commission
Jim Hall, Kate Willard and Nick Winser

Three new experts appointed to the Commission

The Treasury has today announced that Jim Hall, Kate Willard OBE and Nick Winser CBE have been appointed as new Commissioners to sit on the National Infrastructure Commission. Each has been appointed by the Chancellor for a five-year term and will begin work with the Commission on 1 May. Nick will replace Professor David Fisk CB,...

26 Apr 2022 By
Commission to open new office in Leeds
Footbridge across the Aire River in West Yorkshire, England

Commission to open new office in Leeds

The National Infrastructure Commission has welcomed the Chancellor’s announcement today (20 December 2021) that the Commission will open a new office in Leeds by the end of 2023. The new office in Yorkshire will form the base for around 40 per cent of the Commission’s secretariat in the future, with others continuing to work from...

20 Dec 2021 By
Frank debate on costs and expectations needed to prepare infrastructure for climate change
London's flood barrier on river Thames and Canary Wharf

Frank debate on costs and expectations needed to prepare infrastructure for climate change

A public debate needs to be held on the right level of investment that today’s consumers and taxpayers can be expected to pay to prepare key national infrastructure for climate risks of the future, the Chair of the National Infrastructure Commission has told a Parliamentary committee. Sir John Armitt told MPs and Peers that on...

14 Dec 2021 By
Commission pinpoints strategic gaps in infrastructure planning ahead of next landmark national assessment
Images from the Baseline Report

Commission pinpoints strategic gaps in infrastructure planning ahead of next landmark national assessment

The National Infrastructure Commission has announced the topics that will sit at the heart of its next major assessment of the UK’s long term infrastructure priorities, to be published in 2023, following analysis of the current performance of key sectors. The priorities will include identifying the infrastructure needed for hydrogen and carbon capture and storage...

15 Nov 2021 By
James Heath speech to WEETF on delivering Gigabit-capable broadband
Close up picture of glowing glass fibres

James Heath speech to WEETF on delivering Gigabit-capable broadband

The following remarks were shared by the Commission’s Chief Executive James Heath at a WEETF eForum event on 2 November on the theme of ‘Delivering Gigabit-capable full-fibre broadband’.  “I should start off by declaring an interest. Before I joined the National Infrastructure Commission, I worked at DCMS and was involved in designing the government’s broadband...

2 Nov 2021 By
Commission responds to net zero transport plans
A picture of the port of Dover from the air

Commission responds to net zero transport plans

The government’s Transport Decarbonisation Plan was published on 14 July 2021, with the initial announcement including confirmation that government will consult on a 2035 date for ending the sale of new diesel and petrol vans, and a 2040 date for ending the sale of new larger HGVs. Sir John Armitt, Chair of the National Infrastructure...

14 Jul 2021 By
Armitt heralds “important milestone” as new Infrastructure Bank opens
Picture of onshore windfarms on the coast of Cumbria

Armitt heralds “important milestone” as new Infrastructure Bank opens

The National Infrastructure Commission has welcomed today’s official launch of the UK Infrastructure Bank, based in Leeds. Sir John Armitt, Chair of the Commission, said: “We welcome the official establishment of the UK Infrastructure Bank. The Bank is set to become an important piece of the jigsaw for delivering the infrastructure needed to reach net zero...

17 Jun 2021 By
Julia Prescot’s speech to Westminster Forum on priorities for the UK infrastructure bank
A tram in Nottingham

Julia Prescot’s speech to Westminster Forum on priorities for the UK infrastructure bank

The following remarks were given as a keynote address by Commissioner Julia Prescot at a Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum policy conference which took place today (19 May 2021), exploring priorities for the UK infrastructure bank. Introduction  Thank you for inviting me to speak at your event this morning and it’s good to be...

19 May 2021 By

Evidence_Icon_Turquoise Created with Sketch.

Explore data used in the Commission's research, and gain insights from across UK infrastructure

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