Many of the leading investors in UK infrastructure joined an exclusive GIIA investor roundtable with Graham Stuart, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department for International Trade and Mark Slaughter, Director General for Investment at Lancaster House.
The event was arranged to discuss investor sentiment in the UK infrastructure sector and the importance of the UK retaining its position as the leading destination for foreign direct investment in Europe. GIIA members took the opportunity to raise with the Minister a number of their own individual UK infrastructure interests; including airports, roads, energy and water, citing large amounts of current and future current expenditure and the consumer benefits this investment will deliver.
GIIA members have interests in a total of 332 infrastructure assets in the UK and Ireland.
GIIA CEO Andy Rose said:
“This is a timely discussion. For three decades investors have welcomed the UK’s stable and transparent regulatory framework. It’s vital for both the public and private sector to work together to maintain the positive investment environment needed to ensure the UK can continue to provide the sustainable and innovative infrastructure needed by future generations.”
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Graham Stuart said:
“It was a pleasure to host GIIA members at Lancaster House to discuss the UK’s investment environment and consider how the GIIA and my Department can work together to promote understanding of the benefits of investment in the U.K.’s infrastructure.”