Monthly Archives: March 2013

How not to report a Budget, or, the infrastructure gap

I’m sorry for the delay in updating this blog. I wanted to write something mildly entertaining for my next post, but the UK Budget has happened since then, so it’ll have to wait. “Excitable” would be one way of describing … Continue reading

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New nuclear and EDF Energy: the case for a deal

I was going to write about something completely different today, but hearing Robert Peston’s distinctive nasal tones on the radio made me change my mind. The UK Treasury has been negotiating for some time with EDF Energy about minimum electricity … Continue reading

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Crossrail decision exposes lack of faith in private cash

On Friday, the Department for Transport abruptly announced that it was pulling the plug on plans to use private finance – effectively a public-private partnership – to pay for the trains for the forthcoming Crossrail line across London. This came as some surprise; … Continue reading

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