On 30th June 2020 the Prime Minister announced a review would be undertaken into union connectivity, exploring ways to improve connectivity between our 4 nations and bring forward funding to accelerate infrastructure projects. Chaired by Sir Peter Hendy CBE, the review will make recommendations on how the UK government can level up transport infrastructure and improve connectivity between Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and England, boosting access to opportunities and improving people’s everyday connections. It will look at how the quality and availability of transport infrastructure between England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland can support quality of life in communities across the UK while also aiding economic recovery, and make recommendations on whether and how best to improve connections, and whether that includes the need to invest in additional infrastructure by the UK government.
Greengauge 21 welcomes the creation of the Union Connectivity Review. We believe that there is much of significant value in the ambitions which the Government has set for it.
You can access our response to the consultation here: Union Connectivity Review Submission Greengauge 21 response
This submission is based on inputs from three of its senior personnel. Greengauge 21 is an entirely independent policy research organisation with no political or commercial affiliations.