UK infrastructure projects—relevant sources, government bodies and guidance
Produced in partnership with Mathias Cheung of Atkin Chambers

The following Banking & Finance practice note produced in partnership with Mathias Cheung of Atkin Chambers provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • UK infrastructure projects—relevant sources, government bodies and guidance
  • Note on Public Procurement Post-Brexit
  • Scope of this Practice Note
  • HM Treasury
  • National Infrastructure Commission
  • Commission’s objectives
  • Commission’s responsibilities
  • Infrastructure and Projects Authority
  • Local partnerships
  • Other government departments and schemes
  • More...

UK infrastructure projects—relevant sources, government bodies and guidance

Note on Public Procurement Post-Brexit

The Implementation Period under the EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement came to an end on 31 December 2020 at 11:00 pm GMT (IP Completion Day), and all the changes introduced under the Public Procurement (Amendment etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020, SI 2020/13/19 to the existing EU-derived public procurement legislation have now come into force (with the exception of the amendments set out in Regulations 7, 9, 11 and 16). This Practice Note has been updated to take into account these post-Brexit changes.

In addition, the UK government has published high-level guidance on public procurement post-Brexit, which has been updated after IP Completion Day: Public procurement policy and Public-sector procurement.

For further information, see Practice Note: Brexit—the implications for public procurement.

Scope of this Practice Note

This Practice Note considers institutions and government departments responsible for the delivery of infrastructure projects in the UK (in particular, public private partnerships (PPP or P3), private finance initiative (PFI) and Private Finance 2 (PF2), PFI’s successor model) and relevant legislation and guidance.

It is noteworthy that in the 2018 Budget (delivered on 29 October 2018), it was announced that the government will no longer use PF2 on new projects (see News Analysis: Budget 2018—what does it mean for infrastructure and housebuilding?), and the government has reconfirmed in its National Infrastructure Strategy of November 2020

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