Infrastructure investment is a vital catalyst for economic success

Infrastructure investment catalyst economic success

KPMG UK, comments on Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposals for a Modern Industrial Strategy.


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Richard Threlfall, head of infrastructure, building and construction at KPMG UK, comments on Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposals for a Modern Industrial Strategy. He said:

"I welcome today's clear articulation by the Government of its industrial strategy and in particular the recognition that infrastructure and R&D investment are vital catalysts for economic success.

“The openness of the Government's invitation to support sectors which can unite under strong leadership is also to be applauded, but will present a challenge to the construction industry whose voice in Government is fragmented.

“Substantial infrastructure investment is critical if the UK is to remain competitive in a post-Brexit future. The industry will be keen to know quickly the identity of the major new infrastructure proposed; and will be disappointed if it transpires that these are ones which have previously been announced.”


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