The Office of Rail and Road’s (ORR) annual assessment of Highways England finds the company hit its performance targets in 2020-21, the first year (April 1 2020 to March 31 2021) of the second road period, but ORR warns of the need to address delays to some key projects and subsequent forecast underspends.
Our updated Monitoring reporting guidelines for Road Period 2 (2020/21 – 2024/25) set out the information that Highways England is required to provide to us through performance monitoring templates, which once completed by Highways England, become annual performance reporting statements.
This page contains information on ORR’s approach to the activities we are responsible for in the second Road Investment Strategy (RIS2), in particular the efficiency review. It also includes links to some of the key pieces of evidence that informed our work.
Consultation outcome In January 2020 we published a consultation on an updated monitoring framework and enforcement policy for Highways England, titled Holding Highways England to account. This new policy replaces our existing monitoring framework and enforcement policy for Highways England and comes into effect for the start of road period 2, from 1 April 2020. We received 17 responses to the