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How can the new government implement an infrastructure strategy for the UK?

Ahead of the first National Infrastructure Strategy, this event discussed some of the key issues around implementing a strategy for the UK.

The new government has set out ambitious plans for infrastructure and has prioritised rebalancing the economy. Yet there is uncertainty around major projects such as HS2, and infrastructure planning and delivery has often been hamstrung by poor co-ordination between central government, the wider public sector and industry.

Ahead of the publication of the government’s first National Infrastructure Strategy, this event discussed the following key questions:

  • How can the Treasury effectively coordinate infrastructure decision-making across central government?
  • How can central government work with combined authorities and sub-national transport bodies, such as Midlands Connect, to deliver its plans?
  • How can government put in place a clear plan for projects that can provide certainty to industry?

Our panel included:

  • Bridget Rosewell CBE, Commissioner for the National Infrastructure Commission
  • Karen Smart, Managing Director of East Midlands Airport
  • Tom Thackray, Infrastructure Director at the Confederation of British Industry

This event was chaired by Nick Davies, Programme Director at the Institute for Government.

There was an opportunity for questions from the audience.

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We would like to thank Midlands Connect for supporting this event.

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