The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) was established to provide independent, expert advice on the UK’s long term economic infrastructure needs. In July, the NIC published their first ever flagship National Infrastructure Assessment (NIA). This is a once-a-parliament assessment, making recommendations to government across all areas of economic infrastructure, out to 2050.
The government has published its interim response to the NIA. This sets out the governments track record of investment, and new steps taken at Budget in response to NIC priorities. The government will formally respond to the NIA in 2019, publishing a comprehensive National Infrastructure Strategy.