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The European Investment Bank in the United Kingdom: what we do

EIB financing* in the United Kingdom came to a total of EUR 1.8 billion in 2017.

The total investment of the EIB Group (the European Investment Bank and the European Investment Fund) in the United Kingdom in 2017 was EUR 2.1 billion.

(*) signed projects


European Investment Bank Group total lending in the United Kingdom in 2017

EIB project impact in the United Kingdom

Urban development gets on the agenda

The UK remade industrial inner cities in the 1980s as vibrant urban centres—a strategy that has been taken up all over Europe


Smart meters help control energy bills

More than 7 million smart meters are being installed in homes across Great Britain under a new GBP 1 billion mass roll-out programme supported by the EIB. This is the largest project so far to be backed by the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI). The programme will support the UK Government’s plans to ensure that over 53 million smart electricity and gas meters are installed in Great Britain by 2020.




European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) in the United Kingdom

The European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) is an initiative to help overcome the current investment gap in the EU. It aims to mobilise EUR 500 billion by 2020.

Jointly launched by the EIB Group and the European Commission, it is the central pillar of the Investment Plan for Europe, aiming to boost jobs and GDP, improving the lives of people across United Kingdom.

EFSI key figures for the United Kingdom (by January 2018)

  • Number of transactions
    32
  • Approved EFSI financing
    EUR 2.7bn
  • Expected investment related to EFSI
    EUR 18.9bn

Use our map for a detailed overview of EFSI projects in the United Kingdom.

EIB Investment Survey 2017 - United Kingdom

The annual EIB Group Survey on Investment and Investment Finance (EIBIS) is an EU-wide survey of some 12 300 firms that gathers information on investment activities by both SMEs and larger corporates, their financing requirements and the difficulties they face.

Click here to see the country overview of 2017 results for United Kingdom.


How to receive EIB support in the UK:

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