In the media | 22 Nov 2023

New Statesman: How to unblock the UK’s infrastructure logjam

Phil Thornton and Emily Gladstone at Oxford Economics delve into the state of the UK’s infrastructure projects and what delays and cancellations mean to the economy, the impact on the UK’s ability to achieve net zero and levelling up goals and international investors’ confidence in the UK. They go on to offer three proposals in the article to help unlock the planning system and get Britain building.

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