NIP must be ‘more than prospectus’

3 October 2012 A group of industry lobby organisations have called on the government to stimulate growth by turning the National Infrastructure Plan (NIP) “from a prospectus into a delivery plan”.
The Infrastructure Alliance, comprising the Association for Consultancy and Engineering, the Civil Engineering Contractors Association, the Construction Products Association and the Institution of Civil Engineers, has urged the government to stimulate ‘shovel ready’ projects and develop cross-party consensus on the country’s infrastructure needs.

It cited a CITB-ConstructionSkills ComRes panel of 107 MPs, which found that 54% doubt big ticket infrastructure projects such as High Speed Two will be delivered on time and to budget.

The Alliance’s report, ‘Avoiding the infrastructure crunch’, also suggested construction work should be rebalanced across the whole of the country and not simply focused on the south-east.

In September, it was announced that the Infrastructure Alliance would take part in a new forum with Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander to help deliver projects contained in the NIP.

This page was last updated on:
20 May 2015.

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