Benchmarking Highways England's performance and efficiency


This page contains details of the Office of Rail and Road’s (ORR’s) plans and activities in benchmarking Highways England’s performance and efficiency.

One of the ORR’s core activities, as the Highways Monitor, is to benchmark Highways England’s performance and efficiency against comparable organisations, including in other countries or other sectors. This is a critical part of ensuring that we can:

  • assess Highways England’s performance and efficiency;
  • highlight both good and bad areas of performance; and
  • identify where efforts would be best focused to improve outcomes for road users.

One of the major objectives of our benchmarking work will be to inform the development of future Road Investment Strategies (RIS). For example benchmarking will inform our assessment of whether Highways England’s Strategic Business Plan is challenging and deliverable within the applicable funding envelope, and will help in the development of the performance specification for future Road Periods.

This page brings together all of the published documents and reports relating to our Highways England benchmarking activities.