Theme: National Infrastructure Assessment

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Armitt: Let’s create a legacy of which we can be proud

Armitt: Let’s create a legacy of which we can be proud

Commission Chair Sir John Armitt has today (12 July 2024) welcomed infrastructure related announcements made by the new government in its first few days of office. This week, the Chancellor and other Ministers have made various statements setting out the government’s plans, including on planning reform, devolution to elected mayors, and the establishment of a...

12 Jul 2024 By
The pre-election period: 25 May – 4 July 2024
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The pre-election period: 25 May – 4 July 2024

In the run-up to the UK General Election, the Commission – like other public sector bodies – is required to act in accordance with the 2024 General Election guidance. The Commission offers independent advice to the government of the day, and it is not appropriate for it to engage in discussion of government policy during...

25 May 2024 By
James Heath: urgent planning reform needed to remove “binding constraint” on UK’s economic future
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James Heath: urgent planning reform needed to remove “binding constraint” on UK’s economic future

James Heath, chief executive of the National Infrastructure Commission, spoke at the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects Forum in London yesterday (6 March). James offered the Commission’s view on the vital importance of speeding up the planning regime for major projects, given the need for pace in delivering tens of billions of pounds’ worth of schemes...

7 Mar 2024 By
Views sought on project level design principles
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Views sought on project level design principles

Infrastructure professionals are being invited to share their views and experiences of working with project-specific design principles to help inform new national guidance. The National Infrastructure Commission’s Design Group, chaired by Sadie Morgan, is seeking input on how such principles can work in practice and examples of the difference they can make at different stages...

31 Jan 2024 By
NIA2: Impact so far
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NIA2: Impact so far

Review of the policy impacts already made by recommendations in the second National Infrastructure Assessment.

15 Jan 2024
Unwrapping the Past: How telegraphs paved the way for today’s festive texts
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Unwrapping the Past: How telegraphs paved the way for today’s festive texts

These days, most people in the UK probably don’t give a second thought to the idea of emailing festive greetings: texting a quick ‘thank you’ on Christmas morning, or doing a video call with those who couldn’t be there to celebrate in person. Today’s smartphones conveniently allow us to communicate with others anywhere in the...

20 Dec 2023 By
“No time to lose” on planning reforms, says Commission
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“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...

22 Nov 2023 By
Technical annex – Natural Capital in the Second National Infrastructure Assessment
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Technical annex – Natural Capital in the Second National Infrastructure Assessment

9 Nov 2023
Government Expenditure on Economic Infrastructure
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Government Expenditure on Economic Infrastructure

Data showing past government expenditure on economic infrastructure within the scope of the Commissions fiscal remit

7 Nov 2023
Impact and costings for recommendations in the Second National Infrastructure Assessment
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Impact and costings for recommendations in the Second National Infrastructure Assessment

25 Oct 2023
Long term review sets out pressing need to modernise infrastructure to support economic growth and climate action
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Long term review sets out pressing need to modernise infrastructure to support economic growth and climate action

Improved infrastructure to boost economic growth across the UK and meet climate goals is both achievable and affordable if the right policy steps are taken now, according to the government’s independent advisers on infrastructure strategy. The Second National Infrastructure Assessment – a five yearly review conducted by the National Infrastructure Commission – sets out a...

18 Oct 2023 By
Data annex – Figure A.3: Fiscal remit supplementary data
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Data annex – Figure A.3: Fiscal remit supplementary data

18 Oct 2023
Ricardo – Waste infrastructure technology mix
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Ricardo – Waste infrastructure technology mix

18 Oct 2023
Data annex – Employment growth and urban connectivity of selected Primary Urban Areas
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Data annex – Employment growth and urban connectivity of selected Primary Urban Areas

18 Oct 2023
Prospective – Transport connectivity methodology

Prospective – Transport connectivity methodology

18 Oct 2023

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