Armitt review of UK infrastructure planning – a selection of media coverage & responses

I had the pleasure of advising and supporting my old boss, John Armitt, by developing and delivering the media and public relations strategy for his review of infrastructure decision making in the UK, published 5 September 2013.

Below is a selection of the media coverage and third party support and responses achieved and available online (Radio4 Today, 5 Live & Sky News interviews are not available) .

Sunday Times (preview): Labour’s blueprint for big projects

Sun on Sunday (preview): Expert: Repairing roads and railways must become ‘a priority’

BBC Breakfast TV: UK infrastructure ‘behind the rest’ 

BBC Daily Politics

FT Armitt op ed: A successful Britain needs an ambitious infrastructure strategy

FT: Call for cross-party body to drive infrastructure projects

Daily Telegraph leader column: An infrastructure commission is a road the UK needs to take

Daily Telegraph: Take warring politicians out of infrastructure planning, says Olympics chief John Armitt

Evening Standard (Anthony Hilton): Infrastructure is a cr0ss-party question

Guardian: UK needs dedicated infrastructure quango, says report

The Times (£): Labour urges support for transport commission

Mirror: Labour plans independent commission to decide infrastructure projects without political interference 

BBC online: UK suffering ‘infrastructure drift’ says Labour report

Construction NewsArmitt Review calls for independent infrastructure commission

New Civil Engineer (£): Armitt: independent infrastructure body could be running in six months 

Building: ‘Take the politics out of infrastructure’, Armitt says 

Building Design: Set up infrastructure commission, Olympic boss says 

Reuters: UK needs new infrastructure policy, says Olympics planning boss

Bloomberg: UK needs independent infrastructure commission report says

CITYAM: Business groups want action on infrastructure 

Third party responses

CBI

TUC

FSB

BCC

Green Alliance

EEF

IPPR

RICS

ICE

Deloitte

KPMG

RTPI

CPRE

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