United Kingdom at a glance

  • 3 Forward Pipelines
  • 1 Priority List
  • 1 Investment Program
  • Downloadable data
  • National coverage
  • All sectors covered

Country overview

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.

Governance structure

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.

 

Key Metrics

Top Performing Metrics

This is defined by the metrics with the highest unweighted score out of 100. 

High income country average

Source: InfraCompass


Pipelines


Construction Pipeline Forecast Tool

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.

Pipeline

Forward Pipeline

Country

United Kingdom

Sector

All

Update Frequency

2 years

Data Downloadable

No


Investment Strategy for Northern Ireland, 2021

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.

Pipeline

Priority List

Country

United Kingdom

Sector

All

Update Frequency

10 years

Data Downloadable

Yes


National Infrastructure and Construction Procurement Pipeline

This list of planned procurements is maintained by the Infrastructure and Projects Authority.

Pipeline

Forward Pipeline

Country

United Kingdom

Sector

All

Update Frequency

Annual

Data Downloadable

Yes


National Infrastructure Strategy: Fairer, faster, greener

The National Infrastructure Strategy sets out GBP650 billion of public and private investments with a focus on transport infrastructure.

Pipeline

Investment Program

Country

United Kingdom

Sector

Energy

Update Frequency

Static

Data Downloadable

Yes


Wales infrastructure investment plan: Project Pipeline March 2021

This pipeline for infrastructure investment in Wales includes information on finance and delivery and is operated by the Welsh government.

Pipeline

Forward Pipeline

Country

United Kingdom

Sector

All

Update Frequency

2 years

Data Downloadable

Yes


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National Infrastructure Banks – United Kingdom Infrastructure Bank (UKIB)

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.