Call For Written Evidence

The UK Productivity Commission’s focus for the year 2023 is on investment and its relationship with the country‚Äôs productivity performance. The Commission calls for written evidence on topics related to business investment, public investment and foreign direct investment and their connection to productivity at national, regional and sectoral levels.

Submitting Evidence

Terms of Reference

We will prioritise contributions that rely on economic data, particularly those addressing themes in the list below. Contributions considering differences in investment levels over time and how and why certain events have impacted investment levels would be helpful. Policy recommendations are welcome, especially those that are evidence-based.

  • Business investment
    • Sizing business investment shortages in the UK, with international comparisons and an overview of the UK regions and sectors
    • Intangibles and business investment
    • Financing business investment
    • The green transition and business investment
  • Public investment
    • Sizing public investment shortages in the UK, with international comparisons and an overview of the UK regions and sectors
    • Investing in UK infrastructure: where are the priorities and why?
    • Public-Private investment synergies
    • The green transition and public investment
  • Foreign direct investment (FDI)
    • Sizing UK foreign direct investment trends, with international comparisons and an overview of the UK regions and sectors
    • Foreign direct investment and the post-Brexit trade landscape
    • Foreign direct investment and its relationship to real investments