Spending watchdog warns public bodies on challenge of managing end of PFI contracts as disputes loom – Local Government Lawyer

‘More than a third of public bodies expect to have formal disputes as PFI contracts come to an end, the National Audit Office has found.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 5th June 2020

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Council submits £130m claims in High Court bid to recover costs under housing estate maintenance PFI – Local Government Lawyer

‘Camden Council has submitted claims to the High Court to recover costs from the contractor PFIC (Partners for Improvement in Camden) and its principal subcontractors, who previously had responsibility for refurbishment and maintenance of the Chalcots Estate, under a private finance initiative agreement.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 29th November 2019

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Council ends PFI deal, takes legal action over tower block cladding – Local Government Lawyer

‘Camden Council is to end a private finance initiative deal and take legal action against contractors in a dispute over the recladding of tower blocks.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 30th October 2018

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Supreme Court rejects bid to appeal ruling on £2.7bn highways PFI contract – Local Government Lawyer

Posted September 12th, 2018 in appeals, news, private finance initiative, roads, Supreme Court by tracey

‘The Supreme Court has refused to grant contractor Amey permission to appeal in its dispute with Birmingham City Council over the correct interpretation of a £2.7bn highways PFI contract, it has emerged.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 11th September 2018

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Interpretation of PFI contracts: the long and winding road – Practical Law: Construction Blog

‘Do long-term contracts need to be construed in a particular way? Do contracts that require the parties to work together and cooperate over a period of many years have their own special rules? Do they demand special treatment when it comes to questions of contractual interpretation? Those are some of the questions raised by the judgment in Amey Birmingham Highways Ltd v Birmingham City Council, in which the Court of Appeal had to grapple with the complexities and oddities of a PFI contract.’

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Practical Law: Construction Blog, 27th February 2018

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PPI firm fined £350,000 for making 75 million spam calls in four months – The Independent

‘A PPI company that made 75 million nuisance calls in just four months has been fined £350,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office. The director of Miss-sold Products UK Ltd will not face any punishment despite the company he ran “blatantly ignoring the law” because of shortcomings in existing legislation, the ICO said on Wednesday.’

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The Independent, 17th January 2018

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Councils seek judicial review of Defra decision to withdraw PFI credits from waste projects – OUT-LAW.com

“Three local authorities who were told in February that the Government was withdrawing previously-awarded financial support for waste management projects have launched legal challenges to the decision.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 30th May 2013

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Two Articles on Local Government Law – 11 KBW

Local Government Law Update: 27 June (PDF)
Local Government Law Update: 28 June (PDF)

11 KBW, June 2012

Source: www.11kbw.com

Local authorities will not be breaking law by continuing academy PFI payments, QC says – OUT-LAW.com

Posted October 10th, 2011 in education, local government, news, private finance initiative by sally

“Continuing to make payments towards a school rebuilt through a project finance initiative (PFI) arrangement once that school has converted to academy status will not cause local authorities to break the law, an expert has told the Government.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 7th October 2011

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NHS sued for £20m over hospitals – BBC News

Posted November 5th, 2009 in contracts, hospitals, news, private finance initiative by sally

“The NHS in Leicester is being sued for more than £20m over the collapse of a plan to rebuild the city’s hospitals.”

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BBC News, 5th November 2009

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Lip service? – The Lawyer

Posted August 7th, 2007 in private finance initiative, special report by sally

“Since the Treasury proposed the introduction of equity funding competitions into PFIs it has remained strangely tight-lipped on the issue. By John Smith and Al Goodwin.”

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The Lawyer, 6th August 2007

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