Britain's Osborne announces shake-up of infrastructure

British Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne (L) arrives at the Manchester Central venue on the first day of the annual Conservative party conference on October 4, 2015British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne is to announce a new cross-party body to reform and speed up planning of major infrastructure projects such as rail links and power stations on Monday. “We have to shake Britain out of its inertia on the projects that matter most,” Osborne is to tell the annual conference of the ruling Conservative party of Prime Minister David Cameron, according to released remarks. The new National Infrastructure Commission will be chaired by a peer from the opposition Labour party, Andrew Adonis, Osborne will announce.

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