Policy paper

Transforming the Highways Agency into a government-owned company: decision

Summarises issues raised following our consultation on setting up the Highways Agency as a government-owned company.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Documents

Government response to consultation on transforming the Highways Agency into a government-owned company (web version)

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Government response to consultation on transforming the Highways Agency into a government-owned company (print version)

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This document summarises issues raised following our consultation about setting up the Highways Agency as a government-owned company responsible for operating, managing and improving the strategic road network.

Respondents showed broad support for the proposals and this publication confirms decisions to:

  • set up the Highways Agency as a government-owned strategic highways company
  • put in place an effective system of governance – giving the company flexibility to run the roads responsibly, successfully and in the public interest
  • establish a ‘road investment strategy’ setting out what he company must achieve over a five year period, with associated funding
  • create units within Passenger Focus and the Office of Rail Regulation to represent the interests of road users and monitor the company’s performance
Published 30 April 2014