This month experts came together at Standard & Poor’s offices in Canary Wharf, London, to discuss the role of the state in UK infrastructure financing. The International Project Finance Association co-hosted the event at which the National Audit Office, HSBC Bank and Standard & Poor’s were represented.
The panel grappled with a number of different issues, including the potential of the newly announced National Infrastructure Commission, the track record of the UK Guarantee Scheme, the country’s new energy policies, and the significance of foreign investment. They concluded that while efforts are being made to fill the funding deficit that persists in the U.K.’s infrastructure market, there are still obstacles to overcome.
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