Tier One contractors outline Blueprint for Growth ahead of General Election


AHEAD of the General Election, 12 Tier One UK infrastructure and construction contractors and consultants have published a Blueprint for Growth, outlining 12 recommendations for a future government to implement to boost economic growth and productivity.

Collectively directly employing nearly 100,000 people across the UK and representing £25 billion of UK revenue, the Blueprint for Growth represents AtkinsRéalis, Balfour Beatty, BAM, Costain, Galliford Try, Laing O’Rourke, Mace, Morgan Sindall, Mott MacDonald, Vinci, VolkerWessels UK, and WSP.

With the current government’s Major Projects Portfolio consisting of 244 projects requiring delivery, and an ‘established and clear correlation’ between investment in infrastructure and GDP growth the Blueprint for Growth, is described as a ‘clear collective ask’ to align on a number of key areas:

  1. Depoliticise infrastructure.
  2. Appoint a cabinet minister responsible for infrastructure.
  3. Increase private investment in public infrastructure.
  4. Timely, holistic decision-making on key areas.
  5. Improve budget setting for infrastructure schemes.
  6. Efficient risk allocation.
  7. Investment continuity.
  8. Simplify the judicial review process.
  9. Mandate consideration of the national interest.
  10. Self-certification system to accelerate delivery of infrastructure projects.
  11. Transform the Apprenticeship Levy.
  12. A flexible immigration system.