Infrastructure Investment Plan for Scotland 2021-26
The Scottish Government have published their Infrastructure Investment Plan for 2021-2026 and their Capital Spending Review, confirming their five year plan of investment to support jobs and deliver infrastructure projects across Scotland.
A further £2 billion has been added to the plan since the draft version was published in September and new funding announcements include £110 million for digital public services transformation, £50 million for Active Freeways and £60 million for climate adaptation of the trunk road network.
Welcoming the news, CECA Scotland Chief Executive, Grahame Barn said:
“CECA Scotland have long been calling for action from the Scottish Government to deliver a visible pipeline of work. This is more important than ever as industry picks up after COVID-19. The new Infrastructure Investment Plan is therefore very welcome news, providing some much needed certainty for contractors here in Scotland”.
The Draft Infrastructure Investment Plan (which was open for public consultation during Autumn 2020)
Investing for Jobs: Capital Spending Review Framework 2021-22 to 2025-26 (this outlines full delivery of the National Infrastructure Mission (NIM), showing how it and the IIP are affordable, prudent and realistic. It sets out the detailed capital budget allocations for each of the five financial years from 2021-22, permitting as much certainty as possible at this time to aid medium-term planning by public bodies and the market.