Key Takeaways

  • Labour is seeking to fight the next UK general election

    on economic grounds. It will argue that its vision of

    ‘securonomics’, involving ambitious supply-side

    reforms and greater state intervention in sectors of

    national importance, is an answer to the UK’s sluggish


  • To achieve this, Labour is targeting increased

    infrastructure investment – planning reforms are a

    priority. While this is essential to the party’s economic

    goals, passing reforms may prove difficult.

  • Labour sees a greater role for the state in co-financing

    and shaping investment in key sectors. It would create

    planning documents setting out the infrastructure

    investment each area needs, then work to co-finance

    investments, with the private sector providing the

    majority of funding.

  • Labour’s reforms are extremely ambitious and will

    require government to become rapidly more adept at

    handling large infrastructure projects than it has

    demonstrated in recent years. For a party that has

    been out of government for over a decade, this will be

    extremely difficult, with high delivery risks.


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