Whether Hammond has more success with productivity than Osborne did with manufacturing remains to be seen. The challenge already looks tough. Britain’s budget office expects that leaving the EU will hurt the ability of companies to grow as they scale back on investment and find fewer migrant workers to fill their vacancies. The Brexit hit to productivity is expected to require an extra 18 billion pounds in government borrowing over the next four years, the Office for Budget Responsibility has said. QUICK START? click nowExecutives with some infrastructure firms questioned whether Britain can move ahead with the kind of urgency promised by Hammond on Wednesday. A decision to approve new airport runway capacity for London took 25 years and other major projects have been slow to get going, often as a result of Britain’s complex planning system. John Hicks, UK head of government and public for AECOM, a U.S. engineering firm, said the new infrastructure funding might have to wait for government agencies to announce a pipeline of projects with a clear positive impact on productivity. “It’s a really good admirable aim, but to a certain extent I think what he’s subtly doing is raising the bar for project viability,” Hicks said. Britain’s business minister Greg Clark told Reuters the investment plan was focused on the long term and he would be providing details of its next steps soon when he published the new government’s industrial strategy.
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