ICE's Budget 2020 submission

ICE’s Budget representation sets out a set of recommendations to improve the delivery and operation of infrastructure in the UK.

  • Updated: 26 February 2020
  • Author: Chris Richards, Head Of Policy & Public Affairs

The submission highlights the outcomes to target from any planned increase in infrastructure investment:

  • Deliver a national infrastructure strategy to address, in a sustainable way, the impacts of a population growing to 75 million in the coming decades
  • Build up regional strategic planning capability to ensure no part of the UK is held back due to lack of infrastructure investment
  • Take tangible steps to target low productivity in infrastructure delivery
  • Support the evolution of funding models so that the future infrastructure system pays for itself

And the measures that are needed at Budget 2020 to deliver on those outcomes:

  • Deliver a joined-up, evidenced-based National Infrastructure Strategy based on the National Infrastructure Assessment
  • Devolve funding to focus on immediate priorities such as asset maintenance
  • Put in place the institutional framework to identify long-term regional strategic need and priorities
  • Take tangible steps to target low productivity in infrastructure delivery including offsite construction and Project 13
  • Support the evolution of funding models so that the infrastructure system pays for itself in the future
  • Support the levelling up agenda by creating a UK financial institution to replace access to the European Investment Bank

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