Infrastructure and PPP
A framework for success
Infrastructure projects in the UK remain a critical driver for growth and regeneration in the UK economy. How these projects are funded and managed has evolved from more traditional sources of finance and Private Finance Initiative (PFI) to new forms of financing delivered through public-private partnerships, international and institutional investors and Local Improvement Finance Trusts (LIFT). The Government continues to employ the public private sector model to finance, design, build and operate infrastructure projects, guided by the newly formed Infrastructure and Projects Authority, responsible for the delivery of major projects. Businesses delivering infrastructure projects also face fierce competition, rising costs, an unpredictable economy and increasing regulation.
BDO’s real estate and construction assurance and tax teams are well versed in helping clients to meet these challenges, providing audit, tax and advisory services to help them deliver infrastructure projects across health, transport, water, waste, energy and education. In particular, BDO has been working with investors and developers entering the growing property healthcare sector as the NHS seeks to transfer health provision from acute hospitals to the local primary sector via LIFT structures. We have experience acting on LIFT structures in the UK and working with developers and constructors providing bespoke assets and infrastructure projects for Public-backed organisations.
Our assurance, tax and advisory services are delivered by financial specialists with a deep knowledge of the UK infrastructure and construction sector enabling us to tailor and scale our services to meet each project’s specific circumstances and requirements.
Our Business Services and Outsourcing team also provide outsourced accounting services for a number of real estate clients including day-to-day accounting and management reporting, VAT, payment services and company secretarial services.