Press release

Long road ahead for infrastructure investment

11 March 2020

Commenting on the infrastructure pledges in today’s Budget, Nick Prior, global head of infrastructure and capital projects at Deloitte said:

“This is the biggest commitment to infrastructure in ten years. Against an uncertain economic outlook, Government investment in shovel-ready projects is a proven means for stimulating immediate growth and tackling the long-term productivity problem.

“Infrastructure investment also gives the Government the best opportunity to begin to address, on a long-term and sustainable level, its ‘levelling up’ agenda – particularly through investment in the transport, housing, schools and hospitals that affect the day-to-day lives of people across the UK.

“If the Government wants to have a fast and hard-hitting impact, it’s imperative today’s announcements are backed up with real actions which drive the investment programme forward at pace.”



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