Infrastructure UK has published a charter establishing the high-level objectives and behavioural changes needed to reduce the costs of infrastructure delivery. The charter has been developed with the support and endorsement of the ICE, ACE, CECA and the Construction Products Association and sets out eleven commitments. Included in the list are commitments that the Government will seek to change behaviour to encourage innovation and allow for earlier and integrated supply chain involvement through improved competition and procurement processes and that it will look to industry and its leaders to be proactive in supporting Government and infrastructure clients to develop and implement new models of procurement and other means to reduce costs and remove wastage.

Infrastructure UK, within HM Treasury, will take the lead in embedding these changes within Government and will promote their adoption by regulated and private sector infrastructure bodies.

See: http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/d/iuk_charter.pdf