Rory Steel: SupportSNIC Welcomes Infrastructure Company Commission
Scottish National Infrastructure Company could see companies like the now defunct Carillion and private banks cut out of future public building projects in Scotland
THE SNP has announced at its annual conference that the Scottish Government will look at establishing a Scottish National Infrastructure Company, as part of a new infrastructure commission.
Colette Walker, Women for Indy national committee member and a disabled woman and carer to disabled young adult, explains the broad scope of things that make up accessible buildings, and how the proposal for a new approach to building schools and hospitals through a Scottish National Infrastructure Company should have accessibility at the top of its priorities
WHEN we hear the word ‘accessibility’ I would guess that the majority of people would think about wheelchair users.
Professor Abby Innes found that the debt which led to the collapse of Carillion is built into the business model of big outsourcing firms, which received 73 per cent of all procurement contracts last year
AN ACADEMIC at the London School of Economics has published a paper which finds that Carillion-type outsourcing firms in the UK have a lot of the same inefficiencies as old state-owned enterprises in the Soviet Union, but are more unstable due to their financial model being based on Ponzi scheme-like debts.
Campaigners welcome the endorsement of SNP grassroots, despite an attempt to remit back the resolution
THE SNP CONFERENCE in Aberdeen today [8 June] voted overwhelmingly to support the creation of a Scottish National Infrastructure Company (SNIC), a public alternative to private sector involvement in the creation of major infrastructure projects such as schools, hospitals and roads.
Ahead of party conference in Aberdeen, SNP student group condemns the system that empowered companies such as Carillion
THE SNP STUDENTS GROUP has announced their support for a resolution in favour of a Scottish National Infrastructure Company (SNIC) ahead of the SNP’s national conference in Aberdeen next week.
The resolution argues that “the current system of private companies being relied on to control and manage public contracts is, we believe, incredibly flawed and has failed to benefit the people of Scotland.
The SNP has prepared the agenda for its conference next month in Aberdeen where party members will discuss policy issues and party reform
SCOTLAND'S governing party will hold its annual conference in June, with SNP members set to debate policy issues such as women in the justice system, a Scottish National Investment Bank (SNIB) as well as internal party reform measures.
Common Weal director Robin McAlpine says that while big banking executives may be frightened by an approach to public policy which comes from ‘nowhere’, grassroots and transparent popular policy could be revolutionary
IT’S been a good week for Common Weal, and perhaps the highlight was when I got the text last Friday night to say that after a great targeted campaign by the team we, alongside our grassroots partners in the SNP, successfully got a motion to support a National Infrastructure Company onto the provisional agenda for the SNP Spring conference.