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UK Infrastructure Bank looks to accelerate investment in electricity storage to help UK deliver on net zero ambitions

25 July 2022


The UK Infrastructure Bank has launched an Expression Of Interest process, searching for proposals from established fund managers that can partner with the Bank to identify equity investment opportunities in electricity storage, an increasingly important technology for hitting net zero targets.


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Infra Bank in Focus: How did the UK's new policy Bank come to support the first direct link between German and UK energy markets?

21 July 2022


The UK and Germany are building a historic piece of infrastructure, an undersea energy link, which will be one of the largest in the world. The UK Infrastructure Bank is investing alongside a consortium of international partners to get the project underway. In our first "Infra Bank in Focus" we set out more detail on why the Bank has chosen to support this project and its importance to the UK.


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UKIB steps up mission to boost energy security by financing first ever UK-Germany energy

21 July 2022


The UK Infrastructure Bank has today announced that it will support the £2.4 billion NeuConnect project to develop the first undersea energy link between the UK and Germany.


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Clean energy to be largest sector for investment in £22bn Infrastructure Bank plan

23 June 2022


The UK Infrastructure Bank’s new £22bn plan to tackle climate change and boost regional growth will make clean energy the largest sector for investment.


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The UK Infrastructure Bank welcomes the appointment of its new non-executive directors

09 June 2022


Ahead of the UK Infrastructure Bank’s one-year anniversary later this month, HM Treasury has today announced that the Chancellor has made four new appointments to the UKIB Board. The new non-executive directors collectively bring a wealth of experience in infrastructure finance, policy making, economics and green investments, across both the public and private sector.


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UK Infrastructure Bank appoints its first permanent executive team

08 June 2022


Following a competitive process, the UK Infrastructure Bank has announced the appointment of five founding members of its Executive team, as permanent recruitment to the Bank now accelerates.


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UK Infrastructure Bank to act as cornerstone lender in CityFibre deal to bring high quality full fibre broadband to millions of homes across England and Scotland

02 June 2022


The UK Infrastructure Bank has today announced that it will invest £200 million as a cornerstone lender to support the roll out of full fibre broadband to 8 million UK homes by CityFibre.


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UK Infrastructure Bank to support multi-million-pound fund with Octopus Investments to boost investment in green sectors critical to the UK’s net zero ambitions

19 May 2022


The UK Infrastructure Bank has today announced it will be the cornerstone investor into a new fund to provide scale-up capital for the next generation of infrastructure projects across the UK.


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UK Infrastructure Bank marks important milestone as government publishes Bill in Parliament

12 May 2022


In a significant milestone, the government has published the UK Infrastructure Bank Bill following the Queen’s speech at the state opening of Parliament.


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UK Infrastructure Bank appoints Leading Professor to support mission to tackle climate change and boost economic development

27 April 2022


The UK Infrastructure Bank welcomed its first Lead Climate Advisor, Professor Andy Gouldson, as part of our ongoing work to partner with regional and national experts to shape the work of the Bank and ensure its long-lasting impact.


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UK Infrastructure Bank investment to support thousands of rural homes to access ultrafast broadband in Northern Ireland

01 April 2022


The UK Infrastructure Bank has today confirmed it will invest £50 million as a co-lender to the broadband provider Fibrus, which is delivering high-capacity broadband to rural homes and businesses across Northern Ireland.


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New UK Infrastructure Bank investment supports green bus route to boost connection and jobs in West Midlands

15 March 2022


The UK Infrastructure Bank has today confirmed it will partner with the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) to invest £10 million in phase 1 of the new Sprint Bus Route in Birmingham along the heavily congested A45 corridor. The project will increase connectivity between residential and employment areas, speed up journey times and reduce carbon emissions, supporting the WMCA to create a zero-emissions corridor by 2030.


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Developing our strategic plan

20 Jan 2022


In June 2022, we will publish our first Strategic Plan, which will set out our strategy, including investment priorities. To support this strategy development, we are running an extensive engagement exercise, talking to over 100 organisations to hear their views on the potential private sector opportunities in our priority sectors.


You can read more about the plan and give your feedback.

£100m UK Infrastructure Bank investment helps provide quarter of a million rural homes with ultrafast broadband

18 December 2021


The UK Infrastructure Bank has today confirmed it will invest £100 million as a co-lender in providing high-capacity broadband to hard-to-reach UK premises through the internet provider Gigaclear.


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First private sector deal for UK Infrastructure Bank

01 December 2021


The UK Infrastructure Bank has made its first private-sector transaction, which will help catalyse a new £500m fund with NextEnergy Capital that could double the amount of subsidy-free solar power in the UK.


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First UK Infrastructure Bank investment goes to green energy hub unlocking thousands of jobs in Teesside

25 October 2021


The UK Infrastructure Bank has today confirmed it will invest £107 million in the South Bank Quay development at Teesworks in Teesside (North-East England) supporting c.800 direct jobs.


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