Daily Archives: March 16, 2009

Jim Pickard

Sir Michael Pitt, the man who wrote an official report into the government’s flood response in 2007, was last week named as new chairman of the Infrastructure Planning Commission.

The body will be very powerful (presuming it survives a general election in 2010) given it can push through big projects like nuclear power stations or wind farms, over-riding local councils. Read more

Jim Pickard

The Times carried the front page story today that Cherie Blair has been hired by two local authority funds (North Yorkshire and Merseyside) to seek compensation from the fall in the RBS share price. Read more