In today’s Autumn Statement, the chancellor announced a number of new measures affecting UK infrastructure.
Graham Sant, managing director of infrastructure for Capita, said: “We’re very happy to see such a significant boost for infrastructure funding in this year’s budget; particularly in terms of the increased proportion of GDP going to the National Infrastructure Commission and the £1.1 billion for local transport networks and big commitments for strategic roads, digital signalling and low emission vehicles.
“The chancellor’s commitment to further rail infrastructure spending in the North of England is also welcome – Capita employs over 20,000 people in the Northern Powerhouse and it’s vital that funding for infrastructure benefits the entire economy. As a consultant we know first-hand that good infrastructure investment can generate huge employment boosts across the entire supply chain – so we’re optimistic that the industry will continue to grow in the short to medium term.”
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