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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