Bridging the gap: how can we build the infrastructure that the country needs?
Private round table at Conservative Party Conference, Manchester
Author: Localis |
‘Bridging the gap: how can we build the infrastructure that the country needs?’
In conjunction with the Greater Manchester Pension Fund, Lancashire County Pension Fund and London Pensions Fund Authority, Localis will be hosting a private round table discussion at Conservative Party Conference in Manchester with MPs, peers and council leaders and chief executives that will address infrastructure funding.
Expanding and renewing our national infrastructure base is essential if we are to keep the economy moving forward in the years to come. There is therefore a pressing need to consider how the infrastructure needed across the country can be funded. Local government pension schemes (LGPS), when pooled, offer one means of providing this investment, yet they are often sidelined in any government discussions by foreign investors. This is to the detriment of both the country and the pensioners the LGPS supports.
This roundtable will bring together representatives of central and local government and pensions experts to debate what role the LGPS could and should play in funding the creation of new infrastructure in the UK. The discussion will be structured around the following key questions:
What kind of role can LGPS play in delivering the infrastructure that the UK needs?
How can LGPS come together as a ‘single voice’ to invest in UK infrastructure? And what can the government do to encourage further LGPS partnership working?
This event will be held at Conservative Party Conference in Manchester on Tuesday 6th October. If you would be interested in hearing more about this event, please contact Jack Airey on firstname.lastname@example.org.