Impact assessment

Transforming the Highways Agency into a government-owned company: impact assessment

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

Impact assessment about proposals for turning the Highways Agency into a government-owned company.

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This impact assessment relates to proposals for turning the Highways Agency (HA) into a government-owned company.

It has now been amended to include the Highways Agency’s most recent corporate function staffing projections. This update amends the headcount that the HA has estimated it will need to perform corporate functions currently being delivered by the Department for Transport.

In October 2014 the document was updated following proposed amendments to the Infrastructure Bill. Parts of the role of incentivising the strategic highways company have been transferred from the Secretary of State for Transport to the strategic roads network monitor. This ensures that there is an independent voice in roads regulation with the power to issue improvement notices and levy fines on the company.

We will continue to update our impact assessment as necessary during the progression of measures through Parliament as part of the Infrastructure Bill.

Background information on this impact assessment

This document was originally published in June 2014 as part of the outcome of the Transforming the Highways Agency into a government-owned company consultation.