This note reviews the recommendations in the Strategic investment and public confidence report that could have significant spending implications. It assesses:

  • the impact of the recommendations on the Commission’s objectives to support sustainable economic growth across all regions of the UK, improve competitiveness and improve quality of life
  • the expected costs of the recommendations, and their impact on the Commission’s fiscal and economic remits
  • uncertainty, distributional effects and risks around these estimates and the balance of evidence behind recommendations, as far as it has been possible to make these assessments.