A new dawn for Gulf PPPs: a letter from our dedicated Middle East reporter

The Gulf region is shaping up to be a global hotspot for PPPs.

Episode 1: Launch Time. Introducing the new podcast; global inflationary pressures; and the return of an old favourite

The team behind Partnerships Bulletin and P3 Bulletin introduce their new podcast, and dig into some of the big issues in the market today

Blog: The Truss Team

As the new prime minister chairs her first Cabinet meeting, we take a look at how the latest people around the table on the UK’s ministerial merry-go-round may impact infrastructure delivery

Blog: Gas and air

Soaring profits for fossil fuel providers demonstrate the importance of public intervention if green ambitions are to be reached, says Paul Jarvis

Blog: Up for grabs

The UK’s infrastructure trajectory had looked secure for another few years at least, but the change of leader could put everything back up in the air, writes Paul Jarvis

Blog: Time for a change of perspective?

Referring to PFI ‘expiry’ could be one of the industry’s biggest stumbling blocks in its efforts to ramp up capacity, writes Paul Jarvis

SFT guide for Net Zero PPPs

Kerry Alexander, director of infrastructure finance and programmes, Scottish Futures Trust

Target Practice

Is the UK government’s approach to housebuilding inadvertently leading to the proliferation of joint ventures?

Nothing to see here

The UK’s Spring Statement offered little to get the infrastructure market excited, says Paul Jarvis. So where does that leave its bold energy transition plans?

Making the move to green

Companies around the world are now positioning themselves to take advantage of the so-called Green Industrial Revolution

Time to Talk About Risk

Professor Malcolm Morley OBE, Anglia Ruskin University Centre for Partnership Working

Is the UK ready to lead the green revolution?

The upcoming Budget and Spending Review can give an indication of how the UK government intends to deliver the ‘Green Industrial Revolution’ - and how partnerships can play their part

The same old magic money tree

Labour has unveiled plans to spend £28bn a year making the UK a green economy. But where will the cash come from?

Stepping Up

Professor Malcolm Morley OBE, Anglia Ruskin University Centre for Partnership Working

Smart Infrastructure: A Public Sector Perspective

Paul Dodds heads the Scottish Futures Trust’s infrastructure technology division. He explains what the agency is doing to stay smart

Smart thinking

Dr Jennifer Schooling OBE, chair of the Research Strategy Advisory Group for the Centre for Digital Built Britain and director of the Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction (CSIC), University of Cambridge

A Key to Successful PPPs

Professor Malcolm Morley OBE, Anglia Ruskin University Centre for Partnership Working

Redressing the wound

England’s Royal College of Surgeons has called for the creation of ‘surgical hubs’ to tackle the backlog caused by Covid-19. The PPP sector is ready to help, if it is allowed

Over CAMbitious?

Uncertainty surrounds the multi-billion-pound Cambridge Autonomous Metro (CAM) project. Is it an example of a scheme being too ambitious, and too entwined with its political master?

Not Mutually exclusive

The last project in the Welsh government’s Mutual Investment Model (MIM) pipeline has been tendered. But there is good reason to hope for more after May’s elections

Transforming Public Procurement

Anonymous: One public sector procurer shares their views on the UK government’s procurement proposals

Extraordinary Times require Extraordinary Leaders

Professor Malcolm Morley, director, Centre for Partnership Working, Anglia Ruskin University

Budget offers infrastructure promise

Anticipation grows as UK government searches for infra bank chair, writes Managing Editor Paul Jarvis

What models for social infrastructure programmes?

Operis’ Erwan Fournis looks overseas to assess how optimising the PPP model can offer attractive procurement alternatives for UK infrastructure

Hot stuff

Heat and power networks are in vogue in the UK and that could be good news for PPP investors, says Paul Jarvis

Green Bonds and Bright Futures

Partnership Bulletin’s Jonathan Davies takes stock of Green Bond policy and what’s on the horizon this year

Rail’s Revolution

Railway stations are becoming important community hubs, explain Anna Heaton, partner and co-head of the transport sector at Addleshaw Goddard, and Mike Gardner, technical director for urban transport & regeneration at Atkins

Avoiding Disputes at Expiry

Stephenson Harwood partners Jonathan Cripps, Charlotte Heywood and the team consider some of the pitfalls that partners can face as projects head towards handback

Covid Contingency Planning

Judith Hopper, partner, and Olivia Blessington, senior associate, Bevan Brittan

Crossing the Line

Harriet Gladwell-Phillips, Sir Robert McAlpine Capital Ventures, and Richard Coe, Kajima Partnerships

10 points? If only it were that simple

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has unveiled his 10-point plan to make the UK carbon neutral by 2050. It won’t be as easy as it sounds, says Paul Jarvis

Review to Renew: Evolution or starting again?

The Irish government’s review of the National Development Plan (NDP) raises plenty of questions, says Paul Jarvis

Women Taking a Stand

There are growing signs of women moving up the ranks, says Rachel Gray, of Zolando

Diversity: Do Nothing is No Longer an Option

Senior associate Shagaana Sivakumar outlines how the BLM movement has helped to drive Deloitte’s ethnic diversity agenda

So Much More To Do

Three female lawyers at Addleshaw Goddard give their personal perspectives on what diversity, inclusion and allyship mean to them

Start at the very beginning

Achieving better procurement outcomes is all down to the planning, says Kathryn Gable, group head of sales, Commerce Decisions

A global problem

The image of PPP is tainted by projects that don’t go well. Celebrating those that do is vital, says Paul Jarvis

Tick, tick, tick

Anyone hoping that the Conservative conference would give a hint to the UK government’s plans to ‘build back better’ will have been disappointed by speeches from the chancellor and prime minister, says Paul Jarvis

A €14bn PPP ripe for picking

David Keniry considers why Ireland could be the Apple of investors’ eyes

We need to talk

Putting forward the credible case for private investment in public infrastructure needs to be properly articulated – and there are roles here for both the public and private sectors, says Paul Jarvis

It’s all Greek to me – for now

With leadership changes inbound, can Greece’s recent momentum attract an international audience, asks senior reporter Jonathan Davies

Back in the groove

The course of 2020 has been far from predictable, but the legacy of the global pandemic offers a huge opportunity for infrastructure. It’s why Paul Jarvis is excited to be back

Guiding hand

Graham Thomson, CEO of Affinitext, talks through some of the handback guidance helping the industry

Expiry date

After delivering the expiry of the first large-scale PFI for DWP, Curshaw’s Max Curzon-Hope talks through the key considerations for managing this transition.

Continuity of service

As projects reach handback, now is the time to think strategically and to work together. By Victoria Miller, partner at Pinsent Masons

PPPs arrive at another junction

The latest edition of Partnerships Bulletin magazine looks at the future of PPP in a net zero post-Covid world.

Collaboration in the classroom

How to advance PPPs through collaborative education, by Lee U’Ren, director at the Institute for Public Private Partnerships (IP3)