Andrew Adonis, the interim Chairman of the National Infrastructure Commission and former Labour Secretary of State for Transport, has welcomed the Chancellor’s investment announcement in today’s budget.
George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, announced £430 million in support of recommendations made by the National Infrastructure Commission.
“The National Infrastructure Commission was established to transform the way we plan and deliver major infrastructure projects. I am glad that the government has accepted our first three reports.
Putting HS3 at the heart of a new High Speed North can help bring our great Northern cities together and fire growth and Crossrail 2 is vital to keep more than 10 million Londoners moving in the 2030s. A Smart Power revolution across our energy sector – principally built around three innovations, Interconnection, Storage, and Demand Flexibility – could save consumers up to £8 billion a year by 2030, help the UK meet its 2050 carbon targets, and secure the UK’s energy supply for generations”.