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The Commonwealth Games 2014 and infrastructure (but mostly infrastructure)

Attention today turns to Glasgow, Scotland’s biggest city, as the Commonwealth Games begin – and to the efforts the city has been making to regenerate and clean itself up from its gritty industrial past, in part through infrastructure initiatives. And … Continue reading

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PFI is dead, and the UK government has killed it

Whisper it softly, lest the British government accuse you of describing something it hasn’t done. But they have. Silently, imperceptibly, and probably unconsciously, they have killed off the private finance initiative – the name commonly applied in this country to … Continue reading

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UK project bonds part 1: Scotland pwns

Alex Salmond, omnifighting first minister of Scotland, may take heart from what his transport authority has achieved in signing contracts for the upgrade of motorways in the central belt last week. They’ve cut the project’s budget, achieved a notable first, … Continue reading

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