In October 2015 the Chancellor, George Osborne, announced the establishment of the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC), which has been tasked with publishing a National Infrastructure Assessment every Parliament setting out its analysis of infrastructure needs over a 10 to 30 year horizon. The government will be required formally to respond to the recommendations of this Commission. The Commission is also tasked with carrying out specific studies into pressing and significant infrastructure challenges. The NIC’s first task was to consider how the UK can better balance energy supply and demand, aiming towards an electricity market where prices are reflective of costs to the overall system.
On Friday 4th March the NIC published its analysis.
The APPCCG have prepared a policy briefing detailing the report's key points and recommendations.