Editorial Blog

19 January 2018 - The siren call of ‘bring-backery’

There is a pernicious and increasing trend towards a belief that things were ‘better in the past’. This must be combatted if real progress can be achieved Comments: 0Read more...

15 January 2018 - Carillion conundrum

The firm’s demise is being used to heap more criticism on the private finance model. It’s time to present the public with the facts Comments: 0Read more...

3 January 2018 - New start

Lord Adonis’ resignation from the National Infrastructure Commission means the future direction of the organisation is unclear as we enter a new year Comments: 0Read more...

23 November 2017 - Phil’s fillip

The Autumn Budget did offer some signs of potential, but delivery remains a big question Comments: 0Read more...

20 November 2017 - Action not words

UK ministers need to recognise that simply stating the problem and the needs is not the same as developing effective policies to deliver new homes Comments: 0Read more...

31 October 2017 - Joining the dots

The outcome of a recent Commons evidence session into the health service highlights the need for long-term maintenance budgets – but no-one seems to have made the link Comments: 0Read more...

28 September 2017 - Standing above the parapet

There is a positive case to be made for private finance, despite what the Labour hierarchy might think. Whether anyone will make it today, though, is far from certain Comments: 0Read more...

25 September 2017 - Winds of Change

Two elections on different sides of the world showed a striking resemblance in the way people voted Comments: 0Read more...

31 July 2017 - Time to be bold

PF2 projects are slowly bubbling to the surface, but will the market take the bait? Comments: 0Read more...

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...

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The siren call of ‘bring-backery’

There is a pernicious and increasing trend towards a belief that things were ‘better in the past’. This must be combatted if real progress can be achieved

Relaunch of websites - February 2018