“Following yesterday’s publication of the national infrastructure spending plans, the Chancellor used the Autumn Statement to give another bold commitment towards infrastructure investment as a means to create jobs and ensure economic growth and prosperity.
“This is a major achievement: after decades of underinvestment the UK government now clearly accepts that we need to catch up with our major competitors in order to ensure the country’s long-term competitiveness. The Chancellor has also made clear that he won’t shy away from unpopular decisions whether it is over fracking or HS2.
“This is a bold and welcome move, especially given affordability pressures on consumers and the government. The government has put tomorrow’s prosperity before today’s popularity.”
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