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Advisors make London infra hires
Financial advisory EY and law firm Stephenson Harwood have each appointed new partners to their infrastructure teams in London.
Private capital “fundamental” to Net Zero future, Sturgeon says
The Government of Scotland is looking to bolster its “attractiviness” to the private sector for green projects.
£700m Wandsworth regen JV shelved
A proposed joint venture project to redevelop the Alton Estate in Wandsworth has been postponed indefinitely following a change of council leadership at the local elections earlier this year.
Hereford waste PFI extended
The Herefordshire and Worcestershire Integrated Waste Management Contract has been extended by five years, ahead of its expiry date.
Unavailability notice hits Coventry hospital PFI
A notice of whole site unavailability for the University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust’s acute hospital PFI has raised concerns over future availability payments.
UK ‘needs better project assessment regime’
The UK government needs more consistency in its cost and feasibility assessments of major projects - and more needs to be done to outline current challenges around skills shortages and record inflation, a committee of MPs has warned.
Amey CEO to step down
UK infrastructure services and engineering firm Amey’s chief executive is to step down following the completion of its transfer to new owners.
‘Significant number of issues’ still to be resolved at Notts hospital PFI
A “significant number of areas to be negotiated” could lead to further problems at the Central Nottinghamshire Hospitals PFI project, Moody’s has warned.
Scotland ‘must change approach’ to encourage private EV charging investment
Scotland’s public electric vehicle (EV) charging network needs to introduce a tariff system in order to encourage more private investment into EV charging facilities across the country, according to a new report.
UK confirms Sizewell C investment and RAB approach
The UK government has confirmed its £679m commitment to the Sizewell C nuclear power project, becoming a 50% shareholder in the project’s development alongside EDF.
Dublin appoints PPP housing advisors
Dublin City Council has appointed financial advisors to support its housing plan, which include the use of PPPs.
Industry on notice for Irish housing bundles
Ireland’s National Development Finance Agency (NDFA) has issued a prior information notice (PIN) for three social housing bundles.
Ireland adds €800m to NDP
The Irish government has unveiled its Budget 2023, with an increase in investment for infrastructure projects through its National Development Plan (NDP).
Ireland gives green light for new town development
The Government of Ireland has approved a funding package for plans to deliver a new town in Clonburris.
Contract Notice for Irish Social Housing PPP advisors
The Irish National Development Finance Agency (NDFA), has issued a contract notice for technical advisors on the next phase of its social housing PPP programme.
A&L Goodbody hires PPP expert
Law firm A&L Goodbody has appointed a PPP industry expert as a partner in its construction & engineering group in Dublin.
Ireland publishes inflation guidance
The Irish government has published guidance to support public bodies in the creation of inflation cooperation frameworks.
Ireland launches updated investment tracker
The Irish government has unveiled an updated Investment Projects and Programmes Tracker as part of its latest Project Ireland 2040 update.
Ireland ‘may need further procurement changes’
Exclusive: The Irish PPP market has good prospects for the years ahead, but global challenges mean the country’s procurement approach may need to change, experts have said.
Ireland tenders for Metrolink advisors
Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) has released a tender for insurance and brokerage advisors to help prepare and deliver the MetroLink PPP project.
ANALYSIS: No surprises, but Hunt’s plans raise hope for private finance
With major projects given the go-ahead and plans outlined for energy investment, Jeremy Hunt’s Autumn Statement has provided more optimism for the UK infrastructure sector
Evo Infra: Refocusing on new sectors
The team behind Evolution Infrastructure (formerly DWPF) plan to stay true to their new name by targeting expansion through growth, not revolutionary change
Turning the UK into a digital force: PPPs will need to evolve to meet the needs of an increasingly connected population
Competition and clarity are key to private players pushing up the pace - and a PPP model could have an important role to play
Analysis: UK continues PPP push
Partnerships Bulletin figures show UK market continues to progress PPP projects despite political turmoil
Mental health and the public sector
Partnerships Bulletin’s Freedom of Information requests unearthed a potential timebomb for under-resourced public authorities
Working on high value contracts to provide for the public sector is always challenging. But increasingly aggressive tactics and the added pressure of expiry and handback are taking a human toll. Paul Jarvis reports
Episode 3: Peter Reekie Interview; how the Scottish Futures Trust is tackling Net Zero; the future of Scottish infrastructure and MIM
Editor Paul Jarvis talks to the Scottish Futures Trust's Peter Reekie
Episode 2: Matthew Vickerstaff Interview; the landscape for PPP in the UK and the Infrastrucutre & Projects Authority's plans for PFI handback and Net Zero
The latest podcast sees the IPA's Matthew Vickerstaff chat to editor Paul Jarvis
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
The Irish PPP market is buoyant, but a number of dark clouds are gathering on the horizon. Can the country weather the storms to offer a genuine prospect to potential bidders, asks Paul Jarvis