In the Financial Times, BCG’s Raoul Ruparel explains why the UK faces higher infrastructure construction costs than its European peers. Research from BCG’s Centre for Growth finds that UK projects, including even basic flat road construction, are significantly more expensive than in France, Germany, and Spain. Ruparel identifies decades of under-investment and increasing demand for larger and more complex infrastructure projects as drivers behind high costs. “The focus needs to be on how we can improve right across every stage of delivery of large infrastructure projects. Pushing more money into the pipeline alone won’t address much of the root causes,” Ruparel says.