Following the Edinburgh schools scandal, People vs PFI and Common Weal have launched a petition calling on Scottish public authorities to release all PFI/PPP contracts and the legal and financial advice behind them.
Switched on London take a look at the ways in which city-run energy is fast becoming a reality in the UK, and the role of private companies such as Ovo energy, who are cashing in from what should be public, socially oriented initiatives.
A proposal from People vs Barts PFI to challenge the PFI model in its entirety, by nationalising the companies – known as ‘Special Purpose Vehicles’ – through which PFI contracts operate.
We protested outside the Africa PPPs conference in London in November to warn of the hidden financial risk of schemes such as the UK’s Private Finance Initiative.
Activists from People vs Barts PFI, together with Birmingham Keep Our NHS Public, Birmingham TUC Health Campaign and the local Green Party took their protest to Carillion’s AGM on 6 May 2015 – highlighting the company’s poor record and profiteering in the NHS.
When the late unlamented Education Leeds began its cruel and pointless destruction of Leeds schools, I thought, Blimey, have they got shares in construction companies? But I dismissed the thought because, in my naivety, I didn’t think that the powers-that-be would work like that.