£50bn investment in infrastructure and road construction anticipated

A £50bn infrastructure programme to include road construction is set to be unveiled the by the Government in this month’s Autumn Statement, driven by CBI lobbying and pressure from the construction industry to support investment in the sector. Funding for the programme, which will include road construction and social housing, will be generated from the private sector through an improved PFI model based on safe rates of return, in order to ensure the deficit reduction plans are not affected by the investment.
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