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It’s not only the UK housing market that has recovered strongly from the recession, but also infrastructure investment. According to the Arcadis Global Infrastructure Investment Index, the UK is now amongst the top 10 most attractive markets for infrastructure investment. It is the first time that the UK has been in the top 10 of this index.

The entire top 10 of the infrastructure index is as follows:

1. Singapore

2. Qatar

3. UAE

4. Canada

5. Sweden

6. Norway

7. Malaysia

8. USA

9. Australia

10. UK

The UK improved upon its 2012 ranking by an impressive three places. The index consists of five different indicators: the economy (GDP per capita, long-term growth, etc.), business (regulation, corruption, ease of doing business), risk (political instability, inflation), infrastructure (global connectedness, access to loans) and finance (taxation and insurance).

The report states that the UK’s improvement was largely down to small positive changes to the business indicators and many of the financial indicators. The UK is seen as a good place to do business. However, the report’s authors note that concern remains about government plans for infrastructure in the long-term, stating that there is some ‘political paralysis’ surrounding many large-scale infrastructure projects.

Nevertheless, the index shows that the UK is seen as increasingly business-friendly, particularly when it comes to infrastructure projects. Construction companies can expect to see greater opportunities in these areas. Construction software can support construction companies through these periods of growth, by providing them with detailed financial reports and job costing information. Contact us to arrange a software demo.

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