The New Infrastructure and Projects Authority Now in Operation

Tony Meggs

The new body to help co-ordinate the nation’s infra-structure growth has started operation, the Infrastructure and Projects Authority.

The new body combines the work of the Major Projects Authority (MPA) and InfrastructureUK (IUK) and was announced by the Chancellor in November 2015.

George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, said:

“Bringing together Infrastructure UK and the Major Projects Authority and creating the new National Infrastructure Commission is the next step in our plan to make sure we no longer trail our rivals when it comes to building the vital infrastructure our economy needs”.

Tony Meggs, the former Head of the MPA, is the new Chairman of the new organisation whilst Geoffrey Spence, the former Head of IUK, leaves his role. The two organisations had previously employed 150 civil servants between them although an announcement on job numbers at the new body has yet to be confirmed.