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Report: PM’s plan to revolutionise UK local infrastructure - what investors need to know


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Summary: Delivering a new industrial age by keeping it local. Mark Richards explains how the UK is going to benefit from a more even spread of infrastructure opportunities.

No more dry toast

There has been a lot of speculation on where the Government might direct investment in the UK economy, especially if you believe that the outcome of the referendum will negatively impact UK growth.

Infrastructure is often given as the answer. 

The result of the referendum has left many pondering the role of the UK outside the EU, and indeed with the rest of the world. It has also highlighted the social and economic discontent felt across many parts of the UK; these areas can feel forgotten when it comes to dishing out major investment for new and upgraded infrastructure.

Prior to the Brexit vote, using the analogy of the UK as slice of toast, the “jam” was thickly spread around London and the South East – with an extra dollop on Manchester. The toast was pretty dry everywhere else. 

No one knows the direction of the new administration yet, but this article puts forward some of our thoughts on how this landscape may evolve, and the opportunities for the industry.

Put simply, we sense Theresa May’s administration will spread the “jam” in a more even way, creating a greater number of opportunities to impact local people’s health and prosperity.

At a very basic level, whether pre or post-Brexit, the UK needs affordable and productive economic infrastructure. The Autumn Statement, to the extent that there are announcements on infrastructure, will provide for projects that deliver…

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