Ensuring the UK’s infrastructure is integrated, resilient and reliable is vital for economic growth. Across all regions our businesses and industries need the right conditions to flourish. The government’s infrastructure investment programme will provide some £200 billion over five years and aims to provide the stimulus for enterprise to thrive. Sustainable growth will be based on the expansion of the private sector and investment in world-leading infrastructure.
The government’s long-term strategy aims to promote smarter use of public funding, improving investment models to be more efficient and encouraging new sources of private capital. Targeted will be the regulatory barriers that result in inefficiencies in planning, engineering work and that impact on private sector investment. This conference will focus on the UK’s economic infrastructure and debate how best to achieve the investment and resources, both public and private, that can enable competiveness and support growth.