Now in its seventh year, the CBI/ AECOM Infrastructure Survey 2017 provides an overview of business sentiment towards the UK’s overall infrastructure delivery, as well as across a range of sectors. In addition, for the first time, this year’s survey also includes views from the public alongside those of businesses.
The survey, conducted shortly after the General Election, shows firms’ desire for infrastructure to be a key priority in this Parliament.
Key takeaways include:
- 96% of businesses see infrastructure as important to the government’s agenda - 55% believe it is critical
- Only 20% of businesses and 26% of the public are satisfied with the pace of infrastructure delivery
- Nearly three quarters of businesses (74%) and the public (76%) are not confident that infrastructure will improve overall during the course of this Parliament
These results show that maintaining infrastructure’s priority status will be crucial if we are to turn momentum into delivery.
This concern, however, must not be