No more Carillions: how a new national company could lay groundwork for independence
A grassroots SNP campaign has called for an end to the involvement of companies like Carillion in public infrastructure projects
A GRASSROOTS campaign chaired by two former SNP MPs has launched to win party support for a Scottish National Infrastructure Company (SNIC) to replace private companies like Carillion in managing public contracts.
The group will campaign internally for a state-owned infrastructure company which would manage public contracts and remove the need for private financing in building projects such as schools and hospitals.
Jim and Margaret Cuthbert: The mysterious tale of Edinburgh City Council and the shoddy PFI schools
Economists Jim and Margaret Cuthbert raise serious concerns about a refusal to release information to the public to protect commercial relationships
IN assessing any PFI deal, an examination of the financial modelling is critical, in particular, because it is in the financial modelling that the vitally important question of risk transfer comes in: who bears the risk of any problem?
Report: Potential Dangers of Public-Sector Investment in Hub sub debt
New report by Dr Jim Cuthbert lays bare an area of potential public financing worth billions that is currently under the radar
THE Scottish Government could be tapping into billions of potential capital from secondary market sales of private finance debt, but the potential investment funds boon needs governmental monitoring and prudential analysis to ensure it is not misused, a new Common Weal report argues.
“Profit before safety” endangers children’s lives, report released about PPP schools
Report by Professor John Cole finds that “timing and luck” alone prevented tragedy at Edinburgh PPP schools
A LEADING Scottish think tank has said private finance schemes endangered children’s lives after a report found that only “timing and luck” prevented deaths as public-private partnership (PPP) schools in Edinburgh schools.
A report for Edinburgh city council by construction expert Professor John Cole found that there had been “poor construction and inadequate supervision” at PPP schools in Edinburgh.
Scottish PPP/PFI deals have the worst track record of all countries in the UK, says new report
Scotland labouring under the weight of the highest percentage of ‘problem PPP/PFI contracts’ in the UK
SCOTLAND has the highest percentage of buyouts, terminations or problem PPP/PFI contracts of any nation in the UK according to a new research paper produced this month.
New Report - Building Scotland's Future Now: A new approach to financing public investment
Report advocates combination of Scottish National Investment Bank and Scottish National Investment Company to lead new public investment strategy
A NEW public model for investment in Scotland’s infrastructure could be significantly cheaper and more sustainable than private financing, a new report by Common Weal has argued.
The report, ‘Building Scotland’s future now: A new approach to financing public investment’, can be read in full here.
Fanny Malinen: Here are the debts we shouldn't pay and why
Writer Fanny Malinen lays out the extent of Scotland's deep problem with local authority debt - and makes the case for getting rid of it
SCOTLAND'S local authority debt is illegal, illegitimate and odious, says a report by the Green Party, published in November.
News in 5 Minutes: The true cost of Scottish private finance schemes, a post-brexit European trade deal may not materialise and the good old days of Kanye West
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TODAY’S INSTALMENT (15 December) of the CommonSpace daily news roundup includes the true cost of new private finance schemes, the post-Brexit trade deal may never materialise and the good old days of Kanye West.
News: The true cost of private finance schemes in Scotland