The first National Infrastructure Assessment sets out the Commission’s plan of action for the country’s infrastructure over the next 10-30 years. Infrastructure can inspire confidence and growth. But long term projects require a long-term vision, lasting plans, and stable funding. The UK must take decisive action.
The Commission’s recommendations represent a significant programme of upgrades to the nation’s infrastructure. But they are not an unaffordable wish list. They have been costed in line with the government’s guideline for investment in infrastructure. And they are affordable for households and businesses.
The Commission was set up to address the lack of a long term infrastructure strategy, siloed decision making in infrastructure sectors, fragile political consensus and short termism. The Commission has addressed these issues by taking a long term, cross-sectoral approach, with in-depth analysis and wide consultation.
The government has committed to respond to the Commission’s recommendations and to adopt agreed recommendations as government policy.
The National Infrastructure Assessment report and interim report, Congestion, Capacity, Carbon: Priorities for national infrastructure are included.