Editorial Blog

17 July 2017 - A right Carilli-on

The firm’s woes go to show that PPP deals are not the risk-free cash cows opponents like to imagine them to be Comments: 0Read more...

22 June 2017 - Not getting Cross(rail)

The disappearance of Crossrail 2 from the government’s list of priorities is curious Comments: 0Read more...

12 June 2017 - Buckle up

Some have described Prime Minister Theresa May’s election campaign as a car crash, but the result means the bumpy ride has only just begun Comments: 0Read more...

1 June 2017 - Election Special

With just one week to go before the UK’s General Election, we take a look at what the main parties’ manifestos say about infrastructure Comments: 0Read more...

23 May 2017 - What’s all the Hub-bub?

The Global Infrastructure Hub has been quick to establish its initial offering to the market, but there is much still to do Comments: 0Read more...

18 April 2017 - Here we go again

UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s decision to call a General Election creates further uncertainty and delay – just as the country’s infrastructure market thought it might be getting somewhere Comments: 0Read more...

17 March 2017 - Political intrigue

In the weeks after the Brexit vote, barely a day went by in UK politics without some new major earthquake. In the days following Chancellor Philip Hammond’s first Budget, the ground is again feeling rather shaky Comments: 0Read more...

24 February 2017 - Power Play

The UK government's political strength could have come at just the right time for the PPP market Comments: 0Read more...

25 January 2017 - Getting on with things

Six months after Australia's election, it's good to see that the focus remains on infrastructure Comments: 0Read more...

3 January 2017 - New Year, New Hope

2017 has some interesting opportunities on the horizon for the PPP market, but they won’t be found in traditional settings Comments: 0Read more...

2 December 2016 - A busy body

The National Infrastructure Commission has plenty to do in 2017. What did we learn from a conversation with its chair, Lord Adonis? Comments: 0Read more...

8 November 2016 - Case for the Defence

Could it yet be possible that PF2 will be used by a previously unimpressed defence ministry? Comments: 0Read more...

19 October 2016 - Pressure cooker

The Chancellor looks increasingly likely to move away from the big projects of recent years in his upcoming Autumn Statement, but will he release the valve on the pent-up demand? Comments: 0Read more...

27 September 2016 - Thunderous applause

Labour’s continued attacks on PFI make it even harder to see how its economic programme can stack up Comments: 0Read more...

16 August 2016 - Olympic spirit

As the Great British public get excited about a disparate array of sports, what could the world of infrastructure learn from the biggest sporting jamboree of them all? Comments: 0Read more...

1 August 2016 - Not so grand

First Heathrow and now Hinkley; is the age of the ‘grand projet’ over? Comments: 0Read more...

12 July 2016 - May Day

Can the incoming prime minister offer some comfort to the infrastructure market? Comments: 0Read more...

27 June 2016 - Total chaos

The biggest change to the UK’s status in a generation; a power vacuum emerging in Westminster; threats of a break-up of Great Britain. But what of infrastructure? Comments: 1Read more...

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...

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A right Carilli-on

The firm’s woes go to show that PPP deals are not the risk-free cash cows opponents like to imagine them to be

Delegates at Financing African Infrastructure give their views on the market - and what they learnt at the event