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James Heath: Getting the evidence in place for key decisions on low carbon heat
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James Heath: Getting the evidence in place for key decisions on low carbon heat

James Heath, Chief Executive of the National Infrastructure Commission, addressed Utility Week’s ‘Build Back Better’ Forum today (21 October 2020). His speech explored the policy decisions and investment needed to harness the full potential of low carbon heat, setting out the range of evidence that will be required to ensure effective decisions to address the...

21 Oct 2020 By
Armitt speech on principles for urban infrastructure
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Armitt speech on principles for urban infrastructure

Sir John Armitt, Chair of the National Infrastructure Commission, delivered a speech today (7 October 2020) at the launch of the Commission’s report, Principles for effective urban infrastructure. The launch event was co-hosted with Centre for Cities. The text of Sir John’s speech can be found below.   Before I begin let me thank our...

7 Oct 2020 By
Armitt: A clear infrastructure policy is more vital than ever
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Armitt: A clear infrastructure policy is more vital than ever

In a comment piece published in the Sunday Telegraph on 4 October 2020, Chair of the National Infrastructure Commission, Sir John Armitt, reflects on the importance of a National Infrastructure Strategy for setting out the role of infrastructure in economic recovery, meeting the net zero target and ‘levelling up’. An edited version of the article...

4 Oct 2020 By
James Heath speech to Infrastructure Forum Annual Policy Summit
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James Heath speech to Infrastructure Forum Annual Policy Summit

James Heath, Chief Executive of the National Infrastructure Commission, addressed the Infrastructure Forum Annual Policy Summit yesterday (29 September 2020). His speech explored the importance of a long term strategy for infrastructure planning, the tests which the Commission will apply to the government’s forthcoming National Infrastructure Strategy, and the key policies the Commission recommends is...

30 Sep 2020 By
Improving competitiveness
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Improving competitiveness

8 Apr 2020
Infrastructure to support housing
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Infrastructure to support housing

13 Mar 2020
Summary of responses to initial consultation on resilience
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Summary of responses to initial consultation on resilience

13 Sep 2019
Evaluating the performance of private financing and traditional procurement
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Evaluating the performance of private financing and traditional procurement

26 Jul 2019
Weather and climate change risks in a highly renewable UK energy system
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Weather and climate change risks in a highly renewable UK energy system

2 Jul 2019
Letter to the Chancellor on four tests for a successful National Infrastructure Strategy
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Letter to the Chancellor on four tests for a successful National Infrastructure Strategy

National Infrastructure Commission Chair Sir John Armitt has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer to set out four tests which the forthcoming National Infrastructure Strategy will need to meet, in order to deliver the ambitious, long-term vision for the UK’s infrastructure set out in the National Infrastructure Assessment. These are: A long term perspective – the...

13 May 2019 By
Post-Assessment survey of external stakeholders
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Post-Assessment survey of external stakeholders

19 Mar 2019
Lessons Learnt: reviewing the process of the first National Infrastructure Assessment
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Lessons Learnt: reviewing the process of the first National Infrastructure Assessment

19 Mar 2019
Measuring infrastructure performance
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Measuring infrastructure performance

14 Dec 2018
Performance measures data
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Performance measures data

14 Dec 2018
Three years on: A new chapter for the National Infrastructure Commission
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Three years on: A new chapter for the National Infrastructure Commission

Like the Queen, the National Infrastructure Commission has two birthdays. The first is 5 October, the day on which George Osborne announced at the 2015 Conservative Party Conference that he was going to follow Sir John Armitt’s advice and set the Commission up (commandeering a key plank of Labour’s economic policy in the process). But...

30 Oct 2018 By
Phase 2 social research
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Phase 2 social research

Social research on the public's views on infrastructure services, to help inform the first National Infrastructure Assessment.

10 Jul 2018
National Infrastructure Assessment 1
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National Infrastructure Assessment 1

The National Infrastructure Assessment looks at the United Kingdom’s future economic infrastructure needs up to 2050 and makes key recommendations for how to deliver new transport, low carbon energy and digital networks, how to recycle more and waste less, and how future infrastructure should be paid for.

10 Jul 2018
Study of national infrastructure financing institutions
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Study of national infrastructure financing institutions

10 Jul 2018
Tidal power
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Tidal power

10 Jul 2018

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