While Andrew Jones returns as an Under-Secretary to the department from which he was removed as an Under-Secretary.
Posts Tagged: PFI
Ben Bradley: To get the greatest benefit from extra NHS funding, resist the temptation to spend it all on hospitals
From community services and mental health treatment, to alleviating PFI debt, the extra cash must be used to prepare the health service for the future.
Phillip Lee: The Birmingham prison scandal. And why it’s time to roll back the frontiers of PFI in our public services
We spend £251 billion each year on outsourcing and contracting without evidence that this is a good deal for taxpayers.
A highways partnership deal has resulted in fewer potholes, new street lighting – and saved a million pounds a year.
That the company is a government customer isn’t the whole story. After all, few customers must manage the consequences of their supplier’s collapse.
Carillion’s collapse would be tough for any government – but for the Party of business it is twice as dangerous
The price of being thought business-minded is that it reflects particularly badly on Tory ministers when the private sector gets it wrong.
Little was achieved beyond inter-authority squabbling over priorities and endless consultants’ reports. The Local Enterprise Partnerships are much better.
The new PFI policy is a classic example.
McDonnell neglected to mention the hundreds of contracts that Labour entered into.
Housing, roads and networks are three priorities for the Autumn Statement.