Prime minister David Cameron this week revealed his cabinet as he formed the first purely Conservative government for 18 years. Here is NCE’s at-a-glance guide to what the leading politicians for infrastructure have on their plates.
George Osborne, chancellor
- Unveiling the first National Infrastructure Plan for Skills
- Setting in motion plans for an elected mayor for Greater Manchester
- Drumming an investment decision out of EdF regarding Hinkley Point
Patrick McLoughlin, transport secretary
- Moving ahead with the soon to be recommended airport expansion plan for the south east
- Pushing High Speed 2 through into full-on delivery mode
- Ensuring the newly formed Highways England comes good on significant investment plans
Elizabeth Truss, environment secretary
- Reducing air pollution
- Enforcing sustainable urban drainage rules and managing flood risk
- Supporting the Thames Tideway Tunnel
Amber Rudd, energy and climate change secretary
- Conitinuing the energy market reforms to meet targets without over burdening tax or bill payers.
- Helping to steer renewable mega projects such as Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon.
- Keeping the mammoth new nuclear programme on track
Sajid Javid, business secretary
- Ensure construction industry is BIM level 2 compliant
- Reduce the skills gap
- Manage labour relations fairly