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Feb 21 2018, 07:15 GMT
In this report we take a detailed look at the government’s new capital plan. While many projects were already in the pipeline, this plan formalises the government’s priorities for the next decade. After cuts during the austerity years, a sharp rise in public capital expenditure – focused on transport infrastructure and housing – is now planned. Within the construction sector, civil engineering and the building materials sector will benefit most from increased investment, with the public sector set to become a significant procurer in the construction sector once more.