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  • IoD consultation response: Airports Commission – airport capacity

    IoD response to the Airports Commission’s consultation on adding airport capacity in the longer term.

    19 July 2013

  • Infrastructure for Business: Getting shale gas working

    Shale gas development could create tens of thousands of jobs, reduce imports, generate significant tax revenue and support British manufacturing. The sixth report in the Infrastructure for Business series, Getting shale gas working, studies the lessons of previous energy developments, investigates the economic impacts of potential shale gas production at scale, and sets out the practical steps for both government and industry to overcome the key barriers.

    22 May 2013

  • IoD consultation response: Airports Commission – aviation

    IoD response to the Airports Commission’s consultation on making the best use of existing airport capacity in the short and medium term.

    19 May 2013

  • Infrastructure for Business: The IoD Member Broadband Survey

    The IoD Member Broadband Survey, the fifth report in the Infrastructure for Business series, features the results of a survey of 1,100 IoD members on fixed-line and mobile internet services for their business.

    15 February 2013

  • Infrastructure for Business: Flying into the Future

    The fourth paper in the IoD’s Infrastructure for Business series examines the case for more airport capacity in the UK and makes a set of 25 recommendations in six broad areas: making the best use of existing capacity, deciding where new capacity should go, integrating rail and air services, dealing with noise and other environmental issues, limiting tax, and improving the UK’s visa and border regime. With two thirds of IoD members saying that direct flights to the high growth markets will be important to their businesses over the next decade, it is vital that the UK remains well connected.

    18 December 2012

  • IoD consultation response: Department for Transport - aviation

    IoD response to the Department for Transport's Draft Aviation Policy Framework consultation

    08 November 2012

  • IoD consultation response: Independent Transport Commission - aviation

    IoD response to the Independent Transport Commission's call for evidence on aviation capacity.

    01 November 2012

  • IoD consultation response: Transport Select Committee - aviation

    IoD response to the Transport Select Committee’s inquiry into the Government’s aviation strategy.

    26 October 2012

  • IoD consultation response: Energy and Climate Change Committee – shale gas

    IoD response to the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee’s call for evidence on the impact of shale gas on energy markets.

    26 September 2012

  • Infrastructure for business: Britain's shale gas potential

    The third paper in the IoD’s Infrastructure for Business series looks at the benefits of developing the UK’s large reserves of shale gas. Britain has a major opportunity to build up a cheap and reliable domestic source of energy, creating jobs in less affluent parts of the country, reducing the need for gas imports, improving the environment by replacing coal in electricity generation, and supporting the development of renewables by providing power when the wind isn’t blowing and the sun isn’t shining.

    21 September 2012