The UK remains an attractive market for international investment but that should not be taken for granted. That was the overall message to Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox MP when GIIA members were invited to a briefing with the Secretary of State for International Trade on Thursday 12 January.
The International Trade Secretary heard from members that: ‘The UK has a reputation for having a strong regulatory framework for privatised infrastructure where customers have benefited from long term investment in facilities and services and investors have been able to make stable returns on behalf of those individuals whose pensions and savings are invested. Nevertheless, investment decisions are based upon an assessment of risk and decision makers seek stability, certainty and positive sentiment towards private investors when determining where to focus their funds.’
CEO Andy Rose said: “We were very pleased to be able to brief the Secretary of State on the infrastructure investment outlook and to discuss the conditions for success from both Government’s and the industry’s perspective. We look forward to further such engagement in the UK and in other markets where the expertise of our members can play a crucial role in delivering the infrastructure improvements that are needed to secure economic growth around the world.”