UK Infrastructure Investment and Finance from a European and Global Perspective
Journal of Advanced Studies in Finance - ASERS, Volume VIII, Issue 1(15), Summer 2017
54 Pages Posted: 24 May 2017 Last revised: 19 Dec 2017
Date Written: May 23, 2017
This study provides an overview of UK infrastructure investment and finance in an international context, yielding interesting facts insights for both investors and policy makers worldwide. The UK is one of the leading countries in terms of private sector involvement in infrastructure, with several decades’ experience in regulating privatized utilities and in developing public-private partnerships (PPP). It has attracted substantial European and global capital, and London is a major market place for the infrastructure and green business.
However, the UK has also seen decades of weak spending by the state (and taxpayers) on infrastructure. The country needs more investment when public budgets are already stretched. The question is whether private capital will be so easily available in future, especially from institutional and foreign investors.
Keywords: infrastructure investment, infrastructure finance, project finance, public-private partnerships, institutional investors, pension funds, infrastructure policy
JEL Classification: E22, F21, G15, G18, G22, G23, G28, H54, L9, O16
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