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Why the Government should spend more on capital

Jun 22, 2020

This paper argues that the Government should spend more on capital investment. The case was already strong before the Covid-19 crisis and has been strengthened since, as its financing has become more affordable. The paper highlights the importance of taking advantage of the present macro-economic environment afforded by low borrowing costs to provide stable – and sizeable – funding for new infrastructure through an increase in capital spending by the public sector. Additional capital spending, in excess of the fiscal rules, would be sustainable and affordable.

Dr Graham Gudgin

Chief Economic Adviser Read Full Bio

Warwick Lightfoot

Head of Economics and Social Policy Read Full Bio

Dr Gerard Lyons

Senior Fellow Read Full Bio

Jan Zeber

Deputy Head, Economics and Prosperity, 2018-2021 Read Full Bio

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