Our flood management systems are under increasing pressure. In recent years the UK has been hit by several extreme floods which have ruined homes and businesses, and taken lives. Population growth and climate change are expected to make flooding worse: analysis for the 2017 Climate Change Risk Assessment estimated that flood risk will increase by […]
In her role as Commissioner at the National Infrastructure Commission, Senior Volterra Advisor Bridget Rosewell was asked to speak at a recent Town & Country Planning Association conference. Bridget delivered a presentation on “Delivering New Towns in the Cambridge/Milton Keynes/Cambridge Corridor”. A copy of the presentation is available here.
University lecturers began a strike over their pensions last week. The dispute may even run on and jeopardise the summer exams. The main issue is that the universities’ pension scheme seems to be in substantial deficit. To solve the problem, a move from defined benefits to defined contributions is proposed. With the former, the pension […]