BAM Backs UK Construction Growth Blueprint

BAM, alongside 12 Tier One UK infrastructure and construction contractors and consultants, has released a Blueprint for Growth. This document shares 12 recommendations for the future government to boost the UK’s economic growth and productivity effectively.

These companies collectively employ nearly 100,000 people across the UK and represent £25 billion of UK revenue. The Blueprint for Growth reflects the aspirations of a significant portion of the UK infrastructure and construction industry.

With the current Government’s Major Projects Portfolio comprising an unprecedented 244 projects requiring delivery, and a well-established correlation between infrastructure investment and GDP growth, the Blueprint for Growth presents a collective call to action on several key areas:

  • Depoliticise infrastructure.
  • Appoint a Cabinet Minister responsible for infrastructure.
  • Increase private investment in public infrastructure.
  • Ensure timely, holistic decision-making on key areas.
  • Improve budget setting for infrastructure schemes.
  • Allocate risks efficiently.
  • Ensure investment continuity.
  • Simplify the judicial review process.
  • Mandate consideration of the national interest.
  • Implement a self-certification system to expedite infrastructure project delivery.
  • Reform the Apprenticeship Levy.
  • Establish a flexible immigration system.

The Blueprint for Growth signifies a notable commitment from the UK infrastructure and construction industry to collaborate with policymakers, industry stakeholders, and government agencies. Its aim is to develop the twelve recommendations and achieve a shared vision of a thriving infrastructure sector that drives sustainable growth, job creation, and a brighter future for the UK.

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