Investing in infrastructure

Infrastructure is an integral part of a healthy economy, but are we investing enough in something so vital?

When, where and how to invest for the best outcomes.

Progressively interdependent infrastructure systems

Choosing where and when to invest for the future is becoming increasingly complex, with extreme weather events, linked to climate change, occurring more frequently and testing infrastructure to the limits. Public investment could become stronger than ever if policymakers bear these wider considerations in mind.

Improving regulatory frameworks to spur infrastructure investment

A long-term strategic vision must be built into the regulatory approach. Coherence is needed across objectives to improve resilience and effectiveness of regulators. There needs to be clear accountability for regulatory decisions and well-targeted use of competition to deliver effective infrastructure investment.

Team thoughts

Market failures, policy uncertainty and regulatory barriers have the potential to keep the expansion of public charge point infrastructure below its socially optimal level.
Claire Thornhill
Manager
Caution must also be exercised - changes to regulatory arrangements can often create distortions and unintended consequences.
Matt Roberts
Associate Director
Public investment in everything from energy grids to telecoms networks is essential to the performance of the economy. Yet choosing where and when to invest for the future is becoming more complex.
Laura Petschnig
Manager

In numbers

35%

rise in EV market share

£900m

is needed to combat floods and droughts

£130bn

the value of the UK food industry

Team Thoughts

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