Public funding not private finance

The redevelopment of the Royal Susssex County Hospital, Brighton, proudly declares on its hoardings that it is “Public funding not private finance”. One of the FAQs, obviously in anticipation of public concern asks: “Is the redevelopment being paid... read more

Lying to Ourselves Over PFI – The Private Finance Initiative

The following article on PFI schools procurement is a repost of a blog from Jeff Kaye, a former School Governor and Chair and Trustee of the anti-corruption NGO Transparency International UK. You can follow Jeff on twitter @Jakdaw09. PFI was Government outsourcing at... read more

Carillion’s Missing Millions

The following article is a repost of IPPR Economist Grace Blakeley‘s Medium post here. Listen below to Grace speaking on Carillion’s collapse and PFI along with economist Ann Pettifor and James Butler of Novara Media.   In many ways, the Carillion... read more

Carillion Bankers and PFI Bailouts

Carillion is a British multinational facilities management and construction services company that operates in the UK, Middle East and Canada, and has a notably poor record on ensuring workers rights and safety. Carillion hit the headlines in the last 12 months... read more

Next showing of the Exhibition: 19th November 2017

Brockley Festival of Ideas People vs PFI is pleased to announce that our exhibition of photographs on PFIs is to be shown next for just one day at the Brockley Festival of Ideas in Lewisham. The festival takes place on Sunday 19th November, 2017 from 10 am to 5:30 pm,... read more

Labour will nationalise PFI projects

In a speech at the Labour National Conference today, John McDonnell, Shadow Chancellor, announced: “It’s not just students and households with credit cards who are being ripped off. The scandal of the Private Finance Initiative, launched by John Major, has resulted in... read more