Resources

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A detailed August 2018 dossier prepared by NO STUMP CITY which tracks through the financial linkages of Sheffield City Council’s PFI deal to three companies. It reveals how a significant percentage of public money is ending up in the tax haven of Guernsey.

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https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/oct/24/sheffield-state-corporate-power-subvert-democracy-pfi

Article by George Monbiot on how the “Streets Ahead” PFI is undermining democracy.

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https://www.european-services-strategy.org.uk/

The website of the European Services Strategy Unit directed by Dexter Whitfield. This is the leading (and up-to-date) source for PFI-related analysis.  

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http://peoplevspfi.org.uk/

The website of the People vs. PFI project

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A January 2018 briefing paper by the National Audit Office that was completed days before PFI-financed Carillion collapsed.   

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This November 2017 report by The Institute for Government identifies “three reasons why a bias towards private finance currently exists and how this can be addressed.”

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A wide-ranging 2014 report by the Office for Budget Responsibility that touches on the PFI issue.

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A 2011 report focusing on some of the failings of PFIs.

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Additional written evidence from the 2011 Treasury Committee report on PFIs.  Of particular interest is the written evidence submitted by 1) Dexter Whitfield (Director, European Services Strategy Unit, and Adjunct Associate Professor, Australian Institute for Social Research, University of Adelaide) and 2) Professor Allyson Pollock (Queen Mary, University of London).

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One of the first exposés of PFIs, written by legendary investigative journalist Paul Foot in April 2004. Amey already had an infamous role. 

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https://greenworld.org.uk/article/sheffield-tree-felling-peoples-inquiry

The case for a people’s enquiry into Amey’s controversial felling of healthy street trees in Sheffield.