Monthly archive: October, 2015

Chancellor announces National Infrastructure Commission line up

George Osbourne chose the National Rail Museum in York  to announce the seven strong group from across infrastructure and business to serve on the newly created independent National Infrastructure Commission. The new Commission will determine Britain’s infrastructure priorities and hold governments to account for their delivery. The commissioners to sever under Lord Adonis are: Lord Heseltine [ … ]

Secretary of State for Transport restates ambition to create strong transport system

The Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin MP, Secretary of State for Transport addressed the High Speed Rail Industry Leaders fringe event in Manchester – stating that he strongly supports greater investment in infrastructure across the country because it is vital for wider economic growth. The Secretary of State also reaffirmed the Government’s commitment to the Northern Powerhouse, highlighting the examples [ … ]

Andrew Adonis to lead new National Infrastructure Commission

The infrastructure sector has responded enthusiastically to Chancellor George Osborne’s conference announcement that he intends to create a new National Infrastructure Commission led by Lord Andrew Adonis. Lord Adonis has resigned the Labour whip and will sit as a crossbencher in the Lords as he takes on his new role. The concept of a national [ … ]