The UK’s investment performance is still worse than every other G7 country, new data shows.

Compared to Japan, the USA, Germany, France, Italy and Canada, the UK languished in last place for business investment in 2022, a spot we have now held for three years in a row. Government investment is also low, volatile, and short-termist. Without resources flowing into new investment, it’s hard to see how UK economic performance can improve.

In this briefing, we identify the policy areas that we believe parties should adopt in government with the aim of raising levels of economy-wide investment.