The NNA states what needs to be done now and the decisions that need to be taken to deliver services for our infrastructure needs until 2050. It provides a blueprint for the government-backed National Infrastructure Commission’s own National Infrastructure Assessment, due to be published in 2018.
50 formal responses were received during the consultation process and these have been fed into the findings and recommendations.
NNA report recommendations include:
- A long-term strategic approach to infrastructure provision for the UK
- Government should commit to stable policies for infrastructure that transcend political cycles, particularly for energy
- The UK’s future infrastructure needs are intertwined – transport needs energy, housing needs transport, energy and water
- Technological innovation means people are used to paying for infrastructure services in different ways and funding models should evolve accordingly
- Innovation and training are key to reducing the costs of building and operating infrastructure
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Government view of the NNA
“This is a prime example of the exceptional quality of research and thinking being done in the UK at the moment around our future infrastructure needs.
David Gauke, Chief Secretary to the Treasury
“One of my top priorities is to make sure we make sensible choices about how we invest to meet our long-term infrastructure needs and this National Needs Assessment will make an invaluable contribution to the decisions that are ultimately made.
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