Infrastructure Investors Due an Income Boost from Chancellor

Looking for alternative assets for your income portfolio? The infrastructure sector is poised for a cash injection as the new Conservative Government seeks to boost the economy

Karen Kwok 13 September, 2016 | 3:11PM

Looking for an alternative source of investment income? You could do a lot worse than infrastructure, as economists believe the sector is due an injection of cash from the Government.

New infrastructure projects could be an effective option to stimulate the economy following Britain’s exit from the European Union. Chancellor Philip Hammond will present his first Autumn Statement on November 23, and is expected to set out plans to stimulate the economy through public spending and tax cuts.

“Typically the economy gets a greater boost from direct spending by the Government than from tax cuts,” Hetal Mehta, senior European economist at Legal & General explained. “Additional investment could include infrastructure projects, research and development programmes, and increased housing construction. This could be better for the UK from a longer-term perspective, although the impact might be slow to come through into real activity.”

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Karen Kwok

Karen Kwok  is a Reporter for Morningstar.co.uk

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