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50-year infrastructure plans

Today’s Pre Budget Report will include details of a new body - Infrastructure UK that will make national plans for infrastructure development over the coming 50 years.

Alistair Darling will deliver the Pre Budget Report later today.

A Treasury source said there would be provision to take forward the establishment of Infrastructure UK, first named in the government’s Building Britiain’s Future back in January.

Infrastructure UK will set out the future strategy for infrastructure investment and delivery for the next 50 years.

Readers' comments (1)

  • We have a great deal of catching up to do compared to comparable G7 economies. France and Germany just seem to have engineers and scientists in Government positions of real power and influence and not just lobbying from the sidelines as we seem to do (no wonder they are smiling at the crash of London's financial system). They also work together more with their private sector industries to develop and deliver coherent infrastructure strategies which benefit their economies and maintain their engineering and manufacturing supply chains.

    Meantime the UK Govt pays yet more substantial consultancy fees (i.e. taxpayers money) to have another go at business cases for high speed rail, which apparently we may or may not see in 30 years time?

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