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  • Private finance initiative

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Examples

  • While the term PFI originated in the UK, in that country it is not synonymous with PPP.

    PSD Blog - The World Bank Group

  • Whereas the use of PFI is being questioned both in Holyrood and in the Senedd, not so in Stormont, where PFI is likely to play a big role in the infrastructure projects targeted by the Emerald Investment Development Fund.

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • The great unexplored area of public expenditure is the annual revenue consequences of servicing the long-term PFI debts, all a consequence of investment in new hospitals, courts, schools, roads, IT and water and waste infrastructure.

    Stop protecting PFI contracts

  • (Note that PFI is used to finance plenty of other public areas).

    Central Region

  • The PFI is the only Muslim organisation that has said that the police crackdown is a witchunt against the community.

    Latest News Online - Express Indian

  • The bad reason is that the PFI is a way of massaging public-debt figures.

    The Economist: Correspondent's diary

  • Consultants, large chunks went in fees for Private Sector Management Consultants (all teaching Granny to suck eggs) - and the overwhelming bulk of the supposed "investment" went in the front door, down the corridor and into a truck at the back labelled PFI shareholder pockets - it certainly didn't stay in the NHS.

    Telegraph.co.uk: news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph

  • The figures suggest that hospitals built under private financing deals known as PFI were costing the health service six times what they were worth.

    BBC News | News Front Page | World Edition

  • (link) I wouldn't say Brown's record is appalling - although I think there are big questions over whether PFI was actually good value for money or a sensible way to build well-designed hospitals.

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  • I can tell you EXACTLY where all the money went - some of it went on repairing things that hadn't been touched in 20 years, some of it went in wages for GPs & Consultants, large chunks went in fees for Private Sector Management Consultants (all teaching Granny to suck eggs) - and the overwhelming bulk of the supposed "investment" went in the front door, down the corridor and into a truck at the back labelled PFI shareholder pockets - it certainly didn't stay in the NHS.

    Telegraph.co.uk: news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph

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