Episode 38: Picking through the latest attack on PFI; plus what our Yearbooks are saying about the global market
From the BBC's PFI report through to our recent Yearbooks, the team combs through the conversations and concerns swirling around the PPP model.
Blog: Recent events show the UK is crying out for infra partnerships
Two major political announcements in recent days have again pointed to why the UK should be looking to develop stronger partnerships to deliver its infrastructure
Why regional tensions threaten Saudi PPP pipeline
Experts explain how the Red Sea conflict could hike Saudi PPP costs and delay investment decisions
First look: Abu Dhabi’s first PPP school
The Zayed City Schools PPP initiative is being seen as a “fact-finding” scheme for future deals in Abu Dhabi. We take look behind the scenes at one of the projects in the programme
Blog: Why private finance is returning to the UK’s public discourse
The ‘abolition’ of PFI by Theresa May’s government in 2018 brought about a moratorium on the pros and cons of private finance in the UK’s public infrastructure. But are those conversations back on the political agenda?
HS1 and HS2: Learning lessons
Two very different commercial models were used to deliver the UK’s first two high speed rail projects. What can be learnt for future developments?
Managing the money gap
With little money available for the vast investments required to deliver infrastructure renewal and the energy transition, can the wider world of project finance breathe life back into PPPs?
Gulf PPPs ‘not shaken by Gaza conflict’
The PPP market has shown resilience to recent events in Israel and Gaza, but there remain areas of concern over the longer term impacts
PFI expiry: Confusion, uncertainty and fear for the future
As contract expiry and handback move ever nearer, there remains uncertainty over whether there is market capacity to deal with the process - and appetite to take on what follows
Disputes: Making amends in a post-White Fraiser world
Disputes in PFI contracts in the UK have been on the rise for several years now. But following the recommendations of the White Fraiser Report, could things be about to change?
Different from before: Officials show why Saudi is the world’s most exciting PPP market
Officials and experts discussed the abundant near-term and mid-term PPP opportunities in Saudi Arabia during a recent Partnerships Bulletin webinar