Private investment (business investment) in the UK has increased by 16.5% since Q1 2000. General government investment in the UK has increased by 140.3% since Q1 2000. Out of the G8, the UK experienced one of the largest declines in gross fixed capital formation (whole economy investment) following the financial crisis. However, the UK’s growth since the recession was among the fastest out of the G8. The Government has taken steps to increase the levels of both private and public investment by creating a stable and competitive tax system and initiatives like the National Productivity Investment Fund, which was increased to over £31bn at Autumn Budget 2017.