PFI Expiry: Why London boroughs must plan now

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As more Private Finance Initiative (PFI) contracts start to expire, local authorities may face uncertainty about the future of public service assets. Find out from our expert panel how they can start to prepare now.

Over the next decade, many PFI contracts will expire across at least 20 London boroughs. These represent many billions of pounds of public assets, including schools and leisure centres.

There is a wealth of guidance available. Yet more needs to be done now to help local authorities understand their options, gear up for expiry, and realise the opportunity to rethink assets and service delivery for the benefit of local communities.

That's why Future of London has launched a new PFI research project in partnership with Devonshires.

In the first of two seminars for London boroughs and their stakeholders, we look at the current picture in relation to PFI expiry and emphasise the importance of preparing effectively.

An expert speaker panel will cover the strategic context and key messages for local authorities, as well as views from the public and private sectors. 

Particpiants will have the chance to pose their questions to the experts in the room. We'll finish with informal networking over refreshments.

When: Thursday 25 April, 4:00 to 6:00 pm followed by informal networking
Where: Central London


Speakers include

  • Michael Berrington, Director, Local Partnerships LLP
  • Sarah Channin, Commercial Director - PFI Expiry and Lifecycle, EQUANS UK & Ireland
  • Joanne Cooke, PFI Commercial Manager, Leeds City Council
  • Caroline Mostowfi, Partner, Devonshires (chair)

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When
25th April 2024 from  4:00 PM to  6:00 PM