The UK's National Infrastructure Strategy

The UK government has published its long-awaited National Infrastructure Strategy (NIS), announcing plans to “build back better, to create world-class infrastructure across the whole UK, and to transform people’s lives for decades to come.” In five articles we explore the highlights and key findings in each of the five Chapters.

In this issue

  • An introduction and summary of the key points

    An introduction and summary of the key points in the National Infrastructure Strategy, the UK government's recently published plan to "build back better, to create world-class infrastructure across the whole UK, and to transform people's lives for decades to come."

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  • Levelling up the whole of the UK

    In the foreword to the NIS, the Prime Minster states that "levelling up is my government's core purpose". The intention is to level up communities and nations across the UK through investment in rural areas, towns and cities on a range of projects covering those of major national importance and those which address local priorities.

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  • Decarbonising the economy and adapting to climate change

    Chapter three of the NIS stems from the central objective of meeting the UK's net zero emissions target by 2050. The proposed measures include both the deployment of existing technology and the development of newer technologies, and are closely related to the Prime Minister's Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution.

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  • Supporting private investment

    The UK is an attractive destination for private investment in infrastructure, with the Government estimating that over GBP200 billion has been invested in the last decade in the water and energy sectors alone. Chapter 4 of the National Infrastructure Strategy looks at the importance of private investment to funding new infrastructure.

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  • Building faster, better and greener - accelerating and improving delivery

    The latest part in this series of publications on the government's long awaited National Infrastructure Strategy 2020 will consider "Chapter 5 – building faster, better and greener", which builds on the government's infrastructure reform programme, Project Speed.

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