The U.K. government is being told to increase spending on infrastructure projects to help offset any slowdown following the country's decision to leave the European Union.
"With interest rates at historic lows, essentially the government can borrow for free," Jonathan Portes, economist and fellow at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research, told CNBC via email.
"It has been obvious to almost all economists that increasing public sector investment is sensible. That consensus has been bolstered by the like of the IMF (International Monetary Fund) and OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development)," he added.
Fiscal spending on big ticket items is being heralded as a necessary compliment to the easy monetary policy being deployed by Governor Mark Carney and his team at the Bank of England (BOE).
The BOE recently dropped the main interest rate to 0.25 percent, expanded its quantitative easing program, unveiled additional funds for banks and kicked off corporate bond buying. Now as the fall statement from the country's finance minister approaches, pressure is rising for the government to widen fiscal investment.