On 11th March, the UK government will publish the National Infrastructure Strategy alongside the Budget. Government ministers have described this strategy as being ‘the biggest infrastructure revolution in living memory’. £100 billion will be spent on transforming the nation’s infrastructure, a significant chunk of which will be spent on improving transport links in the north of England and the midlands region. In addition to transport, the energy sector is likely to be a major recipient, as the government focuses on the investment that will be required to meet its 2050 net zero targets.
This conference, which is being held in Birmingham shortly after the publication of the National Infrastructure Strategy, will analyse the implications of the strategy in depth for both the public and private sectors. We are delighted that the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, the Rt Hon Jesse Norman MP, has kindly agreed to give a keynote address, as has Nick Smallwood, Chief Executive of the Infrastructure and Projects Authority.