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The Carillion debacle: more procurement expertise required
A think tank has called for an end to the Government's 'love-in' with outsourcing and Public Finance Initiatives.
A public service union has welcomed Labour’s promise to end the use of public finance initiative (PFI) contracts while bringing existing PFI contracts back in-house.
Following the closure of 17 schools in Edinburgh built under the Private Finance Initiative, how safe are other PFI buildings? Laura Sharman explores.
Hundreds of public buildings constructed since 2000 could be unsafe so need urgent safety checks, architects have warned.
Councils should stop subcontracting out routine work on housing and properties and ensure work is being done by in-house staff, said a trade union following the closure of ‘unsafe’ schools in Edinburgh.
The City of Edinburgh Council has been forced to close 17 schools after the body responsible for managing them was unable to guarantee they were safe to use.
Blackpool Council has renegotiated its street lighting and traffic signals contract in a move that will save £157,000 a year.
Mark Dennison outlines what local authorities should consider when looking to refinance their Private Finance Initiative debts.
Local authorities spend almost £1bn a year on street furniture and lighting, according to new research.