As the countdown begins to the June 2017 General Election, this week the Liberal Democrats issued their Manifesto. 

The manifesto pledged long term investment in rail and road infrastructure, HS2, Crossrail 2 and rail electrification. On the face of it, of course our industry would welcome these commitments, as investment .

There also seems to be an understanding that a long-term stable economy is paramount to the UK, especially post-BREXIT. However, how would they propose to pay for such a commitment, higher taxes through National Insurance , action against corporate tax evasion, or are facing significant borrowing?