The UK is on the cusp of an infrastructure renaissance - the National Infrastructure Plan sets out an enviable pipeline of mega-projects which we need to deliver over the coming years in order to maintain our country’s global competitiveness. Investment in energy, water, transport and flood defences will be needed, and all are competing for finite resource.
Given the recent vote for Brexit, has this not made investment in infrastructure all the more imperative?
We think so. But, the taxpayer can no longer afford to keep funding schemes in the way we have in the past. Macro-economic conditions and political uncertainty mean further public sector retrenchment is likely.
So who will pay for all of this?
Increasingly, we have to secure alternative means of financing. This will need a cross-industry, collaborative approach between government, lenders, constructors, operators and supply chain to devise the best ways to help secure our collective future. It will call for ingenuity, new skills and new capabilities to achieve the best outcomes.
There are great opportunities, but who should bear the risk?
Join PwC, HM Treasury and Mott MacDonald this October for an enlightening evening as we debate the potential and the pitfalls of infrastructure financing. Our panel will consist of leading experts from across government and industry - we will look to you, our audience, for your thoughts and challenge.
18.00: Welcome & drinks
18.45: Kick-off and opening
18.50: 5-min ‘provocative pitch’ from each of our panellists
19.15: Facilitated Q&A
20.00: Wrap-up, key points and ‘food for thought’
20.15 onwards: Networking & drinks