Over half of the UK’s top management consultants urge the Government to announce plans for further and faster investment in the UK’s infrastructure
Over half of the UK’s top management consultants today urge the Government to announce plans for further and faster investment in the UK’s infrastructure in next Wednesday’s (21st March) budget.
52% of the leading management consultants believe that investment in the country’s infrastructure capability is the top priority to improve the UK business environment, according to The MCA Barometer, the survey of leading figures in the management consultancy industry carried out by the MCA (Management Consultancies Association) in partnership with Ipsos MORI.
Commenting on the findings Alan Leaman, CEO of the MCA said:
“At a critical moment for the future of the UK economy, the budget presents the Government with an opportunity that cannot be missed: to lay out a set of initiatives that will stimulate growth, create jobs and provide much needed improvements in our transport, buildings and economic strength.
“Investing in the UK’s infrastructure will not only create employment in the short term, but will set our economy on track to become more competitive and efficient in the long term.”
The MCA has recently urged the Government to create a clear picture of infrastructure priorities to give greater confidence to investors and to appoint a dedicated Minister to take charge of infrastructure spending.
The MCA Barometer identified other priorities for action in the budget to improve the business environment in the UK over the next 12 months.
The MCA through its UK Infrastructure: Invest in Growth report also calls on the Government to take the necessary steps to encourage investment through setting clear priorities and increasing investors’ confidence.
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