Think tank pushes UK government on infrastructural planning
"New projects are dreamt up, reframed, scrapped and reinvented, seemingly with little consideration of long-term objectives. This results in uncertainty, delays and increased costs for taxpayers and consumers", the Institute for Government said in a report entitled "How to design an infrastructure strategy for the UK."
In response to what it termed a lack of "continuous and disruptive policy change" as a result of a lack of "credible evidence base and long-term approach" the IfG suggested that the National Infrastructure Commission should become an executive non-departmental public body.
The NIC was founded in 2015 to provide independent strategical thinking and analysis to support the long-term UK infrastructural needs.
In turn, the NIC commissioners should be chosen by the government to ensure "suitable professional and geographical balance." ■