Increased demand for infrastructure services

Almost two-thirds of infrastructure organisations have experienced an increase in demand for their services over the past year, according to research published by Navca.

A survey of members conducted by Navca found that 63 percent of local infrastructure organisations said that demand for their services had risen over the past year, compared with three percent who said it had fallen. A third said demand had remained the same over the previous 12 months.

The survey, which attracted responses from 107 chief officers of Navca member organisations, found that although almost three-quarters of infrastructure bodies felt they were able to influence local authorities and 45 percent of respondents said they did not feel listened to by local NHS organisations. Only a quarter of respondents said they felt they were able to influence local enterprise partnerships.

In addition, 98 percent of respondents said they received funding from their local authorities, 37 percent of respondents said their relationships with their local authorities had improved over the past year and 13 percent thought they had deteriorated.

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