Commenting on the Prime Minister’s comments on infrastructure today, Dr Adam Marshall, Director of Policy at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:

"Infrastructure is the lifeblood of British business. Our road network is no exception.

“Last year, we called on the government to look at new ways to bring large-scale private investment into the roads and other transport networks. We welcome the fact that the Prime Minister and the Cabinet are taking this challenge seriously.

“Business is clear that we must find innovative ways to get private sector capital into our road system, or we will lose some of our competitive edge in the years ahead. Come the autumn, businesspeople up and down the country will want to see a clear action plan that unlocks investment in the road network for the next decade and beyond."


Notes to editors: 

 The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) is the national voice of local business.

“Tackling the Infrastructure Puzzle”, a report by the BCC’s Infrastructure Commission is available here: http://www.britishchambers.org.uk/policy-maker/policy-reports-and-publications/policy-europe/export-13.html

The BCC sits at the heart of a powerful nationwide network of Accredited Chambers of Commerce, serving over 100,000 businesses across the UK, which employ over five million people. For more information visit: www.britishchambers.org.uk

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