The NIC aims to be the UK’s most credible, forward-thinking and influential voice on infrastructure policy and strategy.

  • Credible: producing reports and analysis of the highest quality, written in plain English, independent of government and all vested interests, and making clear recommendations based on rigorous evidence; and developing an evidence base which sets a gold standard in its quality and breadth.
  • Forward-thinking: taking a strategic approach, which links long-term priorities with short-term action and considers infrastructure as a system, not as a collection of silos; maintaining an international perspective and engaging closely with leading edge expertise; and open to new approaches and ideas.
  • Influential: building broad support for its analysis and recommendations, working across society, government, parliament and industry; producing work which is objective, fair and transparent; looking for deliverable solutions; and following up on recommendations.

Our objectives

  • Support sustainable economic growth across all regions of the UK;
  • Improve competitiveness; and
  • Improve quality of life.

Our work

  • A National Infrastructure Assessment once in every Parliament, setting out the NIC’s assessment of long-term infrastructure needs with recommendations to the government.
  • In-depth studies into the UK’s most pressing infrastructure challenges, making recommendations to the government.
  • Monitoring the government’s progress in delivering infrastructure projects and programmes recommended by the NIC.