United Kingdom at a glance
- 3 Forward Pipelines
- 1 Priority List
- 1 Investment Program
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- National coverage
- All sectors covered
The United Kingdom is a world leader in infrastructure regulation and planning. National level infrastructure plans, detailed PPP preparation, and economic impact assessments help the United Kingdom deliver infrastructure projects efficiently. In addition, the quality of the United Kingdom’s infrastructure governance systems and financial markets help to attract investment in infrastructure and improve project outcomes.
The UK, operating under common law as a constitutional monarchy, comprises the countries of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The majority of England's infrastructure is owned, delivered and managed by Her Majesty’s Government (HMG). Responsibility for infrastructure in Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland is generally devolved from HMG to the respective governments of each country.
This page by the Scottish Futures Trust provides an indicative assessment of likely spend within construction from data provided by 45 contracting authorities across 20 sectors in Scotland.
ISNI 2021 will provide a long-term strategic framework for future public sector capital investment in economic and social infrastructure such as transport, health, education, housing, waste, and water.
This list of planned procurements is maintained by the Infrastructure and Projects Authority.
The National Infrastructure Strategy sets out GBP650 billion of public and private investments with a focus on transport infrastructure.
This pipeline for infrastructure investment in Wales includes information on finance and delivery and is operated by the Welsh government.
The UK Infrastructure Bank is a strategic public finance institution with the mandate to work alongside the private sector to address climate change and boost regional and local economic growth. It aims to intervene by addressing shortfalls in private finance, helping structure deals, and acting as a cornerstone investor to crowd in private investment in underdeveloped and challenging markets. The bank is wholly owned and backed by the Treasury but remains operationally independent. It has the capacity to provide GBP22 billion in financing through debt, hybrid products, equity, and guarantees and has focused its activities on supporting the UK’s net zero commitments in the energy sector as well as in communications and social infrastructure. Learn more about the GI Hub National Infrastructure Banks tool here.