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?
Officials and experts discussed the abundant near-term and mid-term PPP opportunities in Saudi Arabia during a recent Partnerships Bulletin webinar
Investment in infrastructure has often been cited as a way to get the global economy going. Latest data from the IMF suggests there may be some truth to the idea
As populations increase, a growing number of non-traditional social infrastructure markets are seeing rising demand for healthcare projects.
Launching bonds might be a way to raise cash for infrastructure projects, but is more money the answer to a question nobody is asking?
Water is perhaps the region’s most scarce commodity, but creating potable water for rising populations also raises environmental concerns
As the UK targets electricity generation as a key driver of clean energy, the National Grid system is struggling to cope, affecting the ability to make the energy transition. Can private finance help?
National Infrastructure Commissioner Julia Prescot tells Partnerships Bulletin why the latest Assessment could have a significant impact on private sector investment
The latest look at what’s going on within the Global Projects Tracker reveals the continuing demand for housing projects - especially in the UK
Led by Saudi Arabia’s mass-scale PPP drive, the region has begun to attract a swathe of European talent to its shores
The future of UK infrastructure investment remains a hot topic when it comes to rhetoric, but the detail is far too thin on the ground
Education is on the agenda for the Middle East PPP market, as the sector leads the push into social infrastructure
In our latest edition, we shine a light on some of the global rail projects that are progressing through planning and procurement, with some showing greater signs of urgency than others
Scotland was once the powerhouse of UK PPPs. But changing times call for changing methods, and our discussion at Burges Salmon’s Edinburgh offices shone a light on new approaches to maintain a vibrant market
Progress in some areas offers promise for the future of Israel's PPP industry, but some areas continue to lag
Business will continue as usual, but acquisition gives DIF opportunity to deepen networks and offers potential for future growth, says chief investment officer
The Gulf state’s drive into PPPs continues apace - and new developments could open the doors to an even wider range of interested investors
The Labour Party is putting down bread crumbs on its future industrial strategy. Is this the refresh the partnerships industry is looking for?
As the government undertakes a review of Homes England, its efforts in supporting new housing will come under scrutiny. Its record of crowding in private finance should be just the start
As governments turn their attention to energy transition as a means to spark economic growth, the PPP industry is seeing a number of sectors emerging as frontrunners in this area
With pipelines coming thick and fast around the world, investor sentiment has been a sore spot in the industry with fundraising having a very slow start to the year - why are they out of step and is it all to blame on larger forces?
As Gulf nations continue to see their populations grow, the need for investment in healthcare infrastructure is becoming a major issue
GI Hub chief executive Marie Lam-Frendo explains how the organisation is working to connect the pieces of the infrastructure puzzle to drive change
Continued issues with the management of a number of hospital PFI contracts are now raising wider questions about investing in UK infrastructure
In the first of a new series, we take a look at some of the sectors lighting up the Global Projects Tracker. To kick us off, we look at university accommodation, with projects emerging around the world
From Ukraine, through Saudi Arabia, to Indonesia, PPPs are being viewed as key to building or rebuilding cities and even a whole state. But can the model - and the industry - live up to expectations?
Community Health Partnerships (CHP) is starting the conversations on contract expiry. But with a very different structure to most other PFIs, the body is facing some unique challenges
Experts have welcomed the country’s commitment to an ‘advanced mechanism’ for PPPs and predicted it will focus on process digitisation
At the home of the Arab Spring, disillusionment with the outcome of that movement means reform is needed
Battery storage solutions are a key ingredient in developing an energy future based on renewables. So why have governments been slow to get involved?
As the NHS comes under pressure to deliver affordable housing for its staff, Partnerships Bulletin talks to a company that has been evolving into just this area
Nuclear power is seen as an important part of the Net Zero energy mix, but remains hugely expensive. So how is the market developing globally to meet demand?
Delivering high quality services should be the starting point for PPP projects. Here, we take a look at how one firm is holding up outstanding practices as the benchmark for success
Infra market continues to attract PPP interest despite contractor roadblocks, as the government looks to remove barriers to investment
Episode 18: Reflections on the Partnerships Awards, positive PPP experiences, and our expiry & handback event with Addleshaw Goddard
The team discuss what trends can be seen from this year’s prestigious Awards ceremony in London, and move into a discussion on showing the positives of PPPs. There is then a recap of the Handback to the Future event, plus the latest from the world of Hackitt P Dealsworth.
The futuristic visions of Saudi Arabia’s new city in the desert has got plenty of people excited. But is it realistic and can it attract the investment it needs to become a reality?
Partnerships Bulletin and Addleshaw Goddard hosted an interactive session covering PFI contract expiry and handback. Here we collate some of the main themes from the day. Read in one go or click the links below for bitesize breakdowns
Fraser Ritson and Claire Wainwright from Addleshaw Goddard provided a summary of some of the key liabilities facing parties when the contract expires and the project company reaches the end of its life.
This session, led by Farah Abou, assistant director in PwC’s real estate team, considered three critical questions relating to delivery of services after the PFI contract has expired.
What role does Net Zero have in the discussions around contract expiry and handback?
During a session led by Vercity’s Patrick Hamill, delegates were invited to consider three questions: What is the most important ‘asset’; How can parties achieve mutual benefit and shared success; and Can expiry be successful in isolation from the follow-on?
As we consider the benefits of the partnership approach, here are just a few examples of where the model is delivering for the public good
The UK PPP market contains a wealth of experience that is increasingly being leveraged around the world. And despite some of the headlines, there are many examples of how things have gone right, as well as wrong
New laws are being enacted throughout the region designed to attract more private investment, but these concerted efforts are still not quite hitting the mark
Co-founders Amar Qureshi and Mike Pugsley explain why they felt it was the right time to change the structure of the fast-growing advisory firm
As the Gulf states continue to diversify away from oil, a modern transport infrastructure is pivotal to realising sustainable, thriving economies
In healthcare, delivering new buildings should only ever be a means to achieving better service provision. In south London, one partnership is demonstrating how it can provide both
Episode 17: From Lord Michael Heseltine to the US military, the team talk over all the hottest topics in the global PPP market
After an eventful few months, the team touch base on home turf to digest a few of the major themes across the global PPP market. Highlights include mental health facilities, the flow of US legislation, Saudi Arabia's booming pipelines and more.
Belgian-headquartered construction firm Besix is eyeing growth in the Middle East region as it looks to build on a pioneering social infrastructure deal, according to the firm's head of bids and assets for the region.
Former Deputy Prime Minister Michael Heseltine speaks to Editor Paul Jarvis about his passion for true public-private partnerships, the need for more devolution, and what went wrong with PFI