National Infrastructure Commission to become independent body

The NIC will get its own budget, freedom and autonomy from January to help plan and prioritise the UK’s infrastructure investment

The government intends to invest heavily in new infrastructure. iPhotograph: Don Garcia/123RFThe National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) is to become a permanent executive agency responsible for helping to plan and prioritise the UK’s infrastructure investment.

The Treasury officially “unveiled” the body on 12 October, although it has already been active for a year and has provided the government with recommendations on transport and smart energy infrastructure.

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