Tag: PFI

Unite repeats calls for national private finance review

This was a PRESS RELEASE issued by Unite the Union on Thursday 13th April 2017. Unite the union has repeated its call to scrap the use of private finance to build schools and other public buildings in Scotland – and its demand for a national inquiry. The union was commenting […]

Private Finance is poisoning our Scottish NHS

Sean Halligan looks at the damage the private finance model of investment is doing to Scotland’s NHS.

PFI/PPP Buyouts, Bailouts, Terminations and Major Problem Contracts – ESSU Report

74 projects – 11 Buyouts, 20 terminations and 43 with major problems, plus many bailouts. 28% of PFI/PPP contracts by capital value have been to subject to buyout, termination or major problems. This is a UK-wide report on the cost of PFI/PPP and its failings.

Scottish PPP/PFI deals have the worst track record of all countries in the UK, says new report

This article was originally published on CommonSpace, by Nathanael Williams Scotland has the highest percentage of buyouts, terminations or problem PPP/PFI contracts of any nation in the UK according to a new research paper produced this month. Compiled by the European Services Strategy Unit, the report revealed that almost 10 per cent […]

PFI for dummies: a short how-to guide!

Why PFI is such a dirty word in Scotland? Or why your taxes are funding schools which are falling down? Naya Koloucheri provides a satirical introduction to Private Finance Initiative (PFI) for those new to it. No experience in economics necessary – just a sense of humour!

Using FoI to uncover PFI/PPP: A How-to Guide

Economists Jim and Margaret Cuthbert identify the key aspects of using Freedom of Information requests to uncover PFI/PPP contracts, and provide insights into how they have utilised data sources for their large portfolio of work on PFI.

PFI/NPD: How to avoid future problems – Jim Cuthbert Speech

Jim Cuthbert spoke at an Open the Books on PFI/PPP meeting on 3 May in Edinburgh organised by Common Weal, People Vs PFI and Jubilee Scotland. We publish his speech here. You can find the research of Jim and Margaret Cuthbert, including a whole section on PFI/PPP, at their new […]