POLICY & EXTERNAL AFFAIRS.
REPRESENTING OUR MEMBERS AT THE HEART OF GOVERNMENT.
POLICY & EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
We draw on our members’ expertise and knowledge to respond to consultations and positively contribute to the political debate.
Our practical approach means we’re ideal partners for government, working at the heart of policy-making for the benefit of infrastructure. On behalf of our members, we champion infrastructure at every level – from Westminster to the metro-mayors and everyone in between.
Our groups provide a forum for members to share their views and experiences and influence our thinking. The APPG on Building Communities promotes the social value that infrastructure delivers to our communities and how this contributes to the success of our economy.
We produce reports to share our members’ thought-leadership, consultation responses to inform government policy and member-only briefings on political and economic matters of note.
Our road network is probably our most important public asset with almost all journeys touching a road at some point. It is vital for the movement of goods and people and both a facilitator and driver of economic performance.
Projects to increase connectivity and capacity, including HS2 and Northern Powerhouse rail, will introduce a step-change in one of our oldest forms of public transport. As well as a proud heritage, the UK also has a dynamic rail future.
The issues which affect the planning and delivery of mega-projects like Thames Tideway, HS2 and the Heathrow expansion – from skills shortages to financing and funding issues via productivity.
The next generation of infrastructure will need to focus on sustainability at its core and be delivered within the framework of environmental net-gain. Infrastructure has to be sustainable in both its design and delivery.
A critical national resource, those who play a role in providing the UK with water bear a huge responsibility. Infrastructure plays a key role in ensuring a plentiful and safe supply of water across the country.
We need innovative solutions to our national housing crisis to find new ways to ensure everyone can live in a clean, safe, affordable and sustainable home and build the 300,000 homes a year that are required to meet demand.
Airports & Ports
While different areas in their own rights, there are connecting issues that affect both ports and airports including connectivity, air quality and returns on major project investment.
Our regional groups engage local stakeholders in London & South East, the Midlands, North West and Northern regions.
Our national groups engage local stakeholders and government in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
ACE Manifesto: Infrastructure for everyone
Outlining a raft of policies ready for all political parties to engage with.
Measures for Successful outcomes: the five capitals approach
ACE discussion paper on new approach to procurement.
First report produced by the APPG on Building Communities.
Are we ready? Delivering Net Zero in the built environment
Exploring how prepared we are for Net Zero.
New Approach to Building
ACE response on a "platform approach to design for manufacture and assembly".
Blueprint for our Industry response
ACE Scotland response to CICV Forum consultation (updated 23/06).
Planning for the Future response
ACE backs industry-wide response to MHCLG consultation on planning.
Draft Infrastructure Investment Plan
ACE Scotland responds to Holyrood consultation.
Project Speed - Hospitals
Briefing released by ACE exploring the hospital building programme.
Project Speed - Schools
Briefing released by ACE exploring the school building programme.
Project Speed - Homes
Briefing released by ACE on how to meet housing targets.
Project Speed - Rail
Briefing released by ACE exploring the rail sector.
IN THE NEWS
"Get Britain Building"
Hannah Vickers’ interviewed in Politics Home on Budget, recovery, and levelling up.
Budget 2021: A Crucial Moment for the Country
ACE's Director of Policy on the upcoming Budget and our submission to the Chancellor.
Download Now: Project Speed briefings
ACE takes Project Speed to Westminster with briefings launched in The House magazine.