6th February 2018

Knowledge Type

Research paper


, Institute for Government

Major Project


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Consultants Public sector clients Contractors Investors

How to transform infrastructure decision making in the UK


Delivering high-quality infrastructure in a timely and cost-effective way is crucial to responding to these major national challenges. But the UK consistently makes poor decisions about infrastructure compared with some other wealthy countries.

During 2017, the Institute for Government explored how the UK can improve infrastructure policymaking in areas including transport, energy, flood defences, digital communication, waste and water. Pulling together the findings of their work, this report identifies how competing needs and perspectives can be balanced to improve three vital aspects of infrastructure policy: time, quality and cost.