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State of the nation: Devolution

On 30 June 2016, the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) published their flagship policy report State of the Nation 2016: Devolution. The report assesses the performance of the UK's energy, transport, flooding, water and waste networks, and recommends actions needed to deliver improvements.

It suggests that the Government's devolution agenda is positive and has potential, but that a few key policy changes will ensure it works better for people, the economy, and the environment.

In terms of infrastructure, the report suggests that devolution can lead to:

The report sets out a number of steps ICE believe are necessary to ensure devolution has a positive impact on local, regional and national infrastructure networks, focusing on the themes of enabling devolution, infrastructure delivery and effective outcomes.

The key findings of the report are:

For more information, and to download the full report, see ICE State of the nation 2016:Devolution.

--The Institution of Civil Engineers

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