People vs PFI is pleased to announce our exhibition of photographs on PFI by Marion Macalpine and booklet by Helen Mercer will be displayed in the Macmillan Suite at Portcullis House in Westminster on the evening of Tuesday 20 March from 7:00-8:30pm at an event hosted by Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell MP.

Speaking on the panel chaired by People vs PFI will be:

John McDonnell MP – Shadow Chancellor
Dexter Whitfield – European Services Strategy Unit
Sarah Jayne Clifton – Jubilee Debt Campaign 

The talks will be followed by a Q&A session.

Please note: capacity in the room is strictly limited to 70 people, please reserve your place via our Eventbrite page

We recommend you arrive at least 30 minutes early to clear security& make your way to the Macmillan Suite.

The exhibition illustrates the range of PFI deals across different sectors and throughout the UK, including schools, health, roads, prisons, housing and refuse into power schemes. It provides an overview of the extent to which PFI contracts have channeled public money into corporate coffers. For further information see:

The exhibition is accompanied by a booklet: “The Private Finance Initiative: how come we’re still paying for this?” by Helen Mercer. This provides more explanation of how PFI deals work and some detailed case studies.

Comments on the exhibition

“This is mind-blowing, absolutely brilliant. I had no idea how far and wide this pernicious initiative had spread.

Really brings home the shocking numbers in terms of overall cost to the public purse. Shows Government making decisions that would be obviously irrational if not driven by political agenda of privatisation!

 “Brilliant, eye-opener exhibition!