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1 July 2016 - MPs warn over devolution oversight

A committee of MPs has raised concerns about the oversight and implementation of devolution deals across the UK, insisting that central government needs to do more to protect taxpayers’ money. Read more...

1 July 2016 - Broadspectrum acquisition completed

Broadspectrum is now 100% owned by Spanish conglomerate Ferrovial following the completion of the compulsory acquisition process Read more...

1 July 2016 - Bangladesh preps highway PPP

The Bangladesh Public–Private Partnership Authority has signed a advisory services agreement that will pave the way for a PPP in Dhaka Read more...

1 July 2016 - Edinburgh backs City Region Deal

The City of Edinburgh Council has approved a commitment to the Edinburgh and the South East of Scotland City Region Deal Read more...

1 July 2016 - Osborne drops budget surplus target

Chancellor George Osborne is abandoning plans to turn the country’s budget deficit into a surplus by 2020, raising the prospect of enabling more money to be spent on infrastructure. Read more...

30 June 2016 - ICE backs devolution for infra

The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) has called for infrastructure to be placed at the heart of the devolution agenda to help boost local growth. Read more...

30 June 2016 - WSP won't up Sweett offer

Consultancy WSP has said it will not increase its offer to buy Sweett Group, paving the way for the firm to be acquired by Currie & Brown. Read more...

30 June 2016 - Winner for Dutch road PPP

The Dutch government has named a preferred bidder for the A27/A1 PPP project Read more...

30 June 2016 - John Laing planning £80m PPP investments

Investor John Laing is eyeing PPP investments totalling £80m in the second half of this year, according to the firm’s latest trading update. Read more...

30 June 2016 - ADB issues Indonesia PPP loan

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved the release of a $500m loan to boost PPPs in Indonesia. Read more...

30 June 2016 - ‘PPPs have no place in NZ'

New Zealand’s largest union has called on the government to reject PPP for all projects following the collapse of the Christchurch Convention Centre PPP Read more...

30 June 2016 - Support builds for Auckland PPPs

Business and political leaders in New Zealand have named the Penlink PPP project a priority ahead of the country’s local government elections in October Read more...

29 June 2016 - Mersey Gateway given negative outlook

UK Guarantee underpinning PPP deal causes ratings concerns following ‘Brexit’ vote; Transport Secretary insists infra investment ‘now even more important’ Read more...

29 June 2016 - Thai govt backs $8.5bn economic plan

Thailand’s cabinet has backed plans to significantly boost the country’s investment, with PPPs forming a major plank of the initiative. Read more...

29 June 2016 - FCC shareholders back board changes

Contractor FCC has held a shareholders’ meeting which has approved the reorganisation of its board. Read more...

29 June 2016 - NZ govt scraps Christchurch PPP

A state-owned company is to take over the delivery of the Christchurch Convention Centre, after a PPP deal with Plenary Conventions collapsed. Read more...

29 June 2016 - Availability payments proposed for Brisbane rail PPP

Queensland government considering availability payments for the Cross River Rail project as business case submitted; Building Queensland also publishes wider pipeline report Read more...

29 June 2016 - INPP adds BSF stake

Infrastructure investor International Public Partnerships (INPP) has acquired an additional investment in a Building Schools for the Future (BSF) project. Read more...

28 June 2016 - Strabag signs German deals

Developer Strabag has refinanced a motorway PPP in Germany with a new credit enhancement tool and acquired a German construction firm Read more...

28 June 2016 - SFT awards housing contracts

The Scottish Futures Trust (SFT) has officially awarded three firms contracts to provide housing in Edinburgh under the National Housing Trust Phase 3 Read more...

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