Editorial Blog

2 June 2016 - Boom and Bust

The infrastructure market will face some big decisions whatever the result of the EU referendum Comments: 0Read more...

3 May 2016 - Keeping positive

The troubles afflicting Edinburgh’s PPP schools should not detract from what the best examples of the model can offer Comments: 0Read more...

31 March 2016 - ESA Trouble

Could ESA10 really save PF2 – or even bring back PFI? Comments: 0Read more...

29 February 2016 - Euro trash

A UK vote to leave the EU would have consequences across the continent, but so far the arguments remain rooted in personal ambition Comments: 0Read more...

8 February 2016 - Hospital pass

The drive to make savings in the NHS will offer plenty of challenges, and some opportunities Comments: 0Read more...

10 December 2015 - A prosperous New Year?

There are some real signs that 2016 could be a vintage year for the partnerships industry, after years of fallow Comments: 0Read more...

30 October 2015 - Full Steam Ahead

Australia may have ousted its ‘infrastructure prime minister’, but the country is showing little signs of let-up as a slew of projects progress Comments: 0Read more...

16 September 2015 - The new politics

It might be easy to dismiss Labour’s new leader as an irrelevance who will never win office, but his presence on the political stage will have important impacts Comments: 0Read more...

26 August 2015 - Corbynmania: The final nail in PFI’s coffin?

As the Labour leadership frontrunner’s bandwagon continues to roll, his popularity offers another chance to attack privately financed infrastructure Comments: 0Read more...

14 July 2015 - On the hunt

Why fox hunting suddenly has everything to do with infrastructure Comments: 0Read more...

1 July 2015 - Danish intrigue

Viewers of the increasingly popular Danish dramas such as Borgen, The Killing and The Bridge will be well used to plot twists and political surprises that influence daily life in the kingdom. Comments: 0Read more...

11 June 2015 - Osborne’s roof

The chancellor’s pledge to effectively only fix the roof when the sun is shining could offer an opportunity for private finance – but it could also prove a deadly trap Comments: 0Read more...

8 May 2015 - Rocky road ahead

The UK General Election may not have produced the stability investors would have hoped for – even with a Conservative majority Comments: 0Read more...

16 April 2015 - Softly spoken

For all the high-viz jackets and hard hats, the parties’ manifestos are short on any new infrastructure plans Comments: 0Read more...

13 March 2015 - Busy times

Three deals reaching financial close in two days would have been remarkable in the boom times. But what does it say about today’s market? Comments: 0Read more...

6 February 2015 - Clarity at last?

Lord Adonis’s willingness to use private finance offers the potential of a coherent infrastructure financing policy after the election Comments: 1Read more...

6 January 2015 - Silly season begins

Recent claims and counterclaims over the Green Investment Bank look likely to be the first salvo in a long election battle, in which infrastructure is set to be in the firing line Comments: 0Read more...

15 December 2014 - What Would Ed Do?

A recent comment on a young people’s forum has raised further questions over how a Labour government might use private finance in infrastructure projects Comments: 0Read more...

4 December 2014 - A maturing plan

This year’s Autumn Statement has been met with the usual industry scepticism, but may yet offer some positives. But has PF2 become the coalition’s in-joke? Comments: 0Read more...

14 November 2014 - Banking bonanza

Multilateral infrastructure banks appear to be the new big thing Comments: 0Read more...

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Boom and Bust

The infrastructure market will face some big decisions whatever the result of the EU referendum

Andre Palacios, executive editor at the Philippines PPP Center, discusses the agency’s plans following the election of a new president