New Development: The PFI: Scotland's Plan for Expansion and its Implications

Posted: 17 Oct 2007

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Mark Hellowell

University of Edinburgh - Centre for International Public Health Policy

Allyson M. Pollock

University of Edinburgh

Abstract

The public expenditure implications of PFI projects in Scotland's NHS are substantial. This article compares PFI capital expenditure with projected unitary charges, examines the annual cost of existing PFI schemes and looks at future costs arising from the planned expansion of PFI. Unless the new Scottish National Party-led administration applies the breaks, the annual cost of PFI to Scotland's NHS is to increase almost five-fold, from £107.1 million in 2005/06 to £500 million by the early part of the next decade.

Suggested Citation

Hellowell, Mark and Pollock, Allyson M., New Development: The PFI: Scotland's Plan for Expansion and its Implications. Public Money & Management, Vol. 27, No. 5, pp. 351-354, November 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1021856 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9302.2007.00607.x

Mark Hellowell (Contact Author)

University of Edinburgh - Centre for International Public Health Policy

Old College
South Bridge
Edinburgh, Scotland EH8 9JY
United Kingdom

Allyson M. Pollock

University of Edinburgh ( email )

Old College
South Bridge
Edinburgh, Scotland EH8 9JY
United Kingdom

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