Rishi Sunak's HS2 cancellation does not look like long-term decision making.
How much has the HS2 project cost since its inception?
The HS2 scheme has become controversial due to delays, cost increases and decisions from central government to scrap sections of the line.
HS2's troubled history points to deeper problems with the way the UK plans major infrastructure projects.
How government can ensure future infrastructure spending is money well spent – and where ministers can learn from the mistakes of the HS2 project.
High Speed 2 (HS2) is a proposal to build a high-speed rail line in two parts – ‘Phase 1’ between London and Birmingham, and then ‘Phase 2’ between Bi
HS2 is still the quickest way for Boris Johnson to fulfil his plans to upgrade northern and Midlands transport.
How can ministers responsible for infrastructure policy make better decisions?
How competing needs and perspectives can be balanced to improve three vital aspects of infrastructure policy: time, quality and cost.
The Government should create a new commission to involve local people in major infrastructure projects.
Making decisions about infrastructure is one of the most important but difficult tasks for the UK government.
How is infrastructure funded in the UK?
Financing is distinct from funding, and there are two broad ways to this applies to infrastructure.
Infrastructure projects fall into three categories: small, major, and ‘mega’.
Ministers are hampering progress towards their own objective of increasing private investment in UK infrastructure at a good price.
Why a bias towards private infrastructure finance exists in government, and how this can be addressed.
Government must get better at valuing the costs and benefits of infrastructure.
Lord O'Donnell, former Cabinet Secretary, joined us to discuss why the UK has set relatively low capital budgets.
This event explored this key question from both the perspective of the government and industry.
The Institute for Government hosted a number of fringe events at the 2021 Conservative Party Conference in Manchester.
The Institute for Government hosted a number of fringe events at the 2021 Labour Party Conference in Brighton.