WSP reacts to autumn budget

Posted 11:00, 23 Nov 2017
By: Anita Morris

Professional services and engineering consultancy, WSP, which employs more than 400 staff in Leeds, has commented on the Autumn Budget and the Chancellor’s commitment to invest in housing and infrastructure across the UK.

Adrian Kemp, director at WSP, said: “Doubling investment for housing through the Housing Infrastructure Fund – which is targeted at those schemes where infrastructure is the only ‘missing link’ – in response to the measures set out by the Housing White Paper, will give a much needed boost to the UK’s ‘broken’ housing market. This is absolutely key for the Yorkshire region in particular, not only to fulfil its ambitious housing targets, but also to further strengthen the argument for infrastructure investment that will support new sites that have been identified for housing, like Leeds’s South Bank for example.”

Read his full comment alongside other business leaders from across the region, on Bdaily here