Publications

Publications available to buy from the European Services Strategy Unit.

Most of the publications listed here can be downloaded in Word or pdf format. Others can be purchased from the European Services Strategy Unit.

The Latest Three Publications

PFI/PPP Buyouts, Bailouts, Terminations and Major Problem Contracts, ESSU Research Report No. 9, Dexter Whitfield

Details 11 buyouts, 20 terminations and 43 projects with major problems, plus many bailouts, accounting for 28% of PFI/PPP contracts by capital value. The public cost of buyouts, bailouts, terminations and major problem contracts is £27,902m, when combined with the additional cost of private finance, interest rate swaps and higher PFI transaction costs. This could have built 1,520 new secondary schools for 1,975,000 pupils, 64% of 11-17 year old pupils in England. The UK’s 6.8% ratio of buyout and terminated contracts is higher than the 5.4% average of World Bank projects in developing countries for terminated contracts. This ESSU Research Report explains the causes and fundamental flaws in the PFI/PPP model.

2017-02-06 09:59:23
The financial commodification of public infrastructure: The growth of offshore PFI/PPP secondary market infrastructure funds, ESSU Research Report No. 8, Dexter Whitfield

New research reveals the rapid growth and power of offshore secondary market infrastructure funds – a £17.1bn (€20.1bn) industry buying and selling equity in PFI/PPP project companies. The three-way profit gain – original SPV shareholders, secondary market fund sales and shareholder dividends of secondary market funds – means the total annual rate of return could be between 45%-60% – three to five times the rate of return in PFI/PPP final business cases. The five largest listed offshore infrastructure funds made a total profit of £1.8bn (€2.1bn) in the five-period 2011-2015 but paid ZERO tax. Recommends termination of PFI/PPP programme, nationalisation of SPVs, increased public investment and many more policy changes.

2016-10-04 14:19:29
The People’s Inquiry into Privatisation in Australia

Submission by Dexter Whitfield on the critical importance and need for alternatives to privatisation. A demand for public ownership alone is inadequate. It must be accompanied by proposals to radically change the way public services are managed and held democratically accountable. Otherwise, public ownership alone will ultimately lead to re-privatisation later.

2016-09-29 13:05:09

Publication Categories

Following is a listing of all the categories of publications from the European Services Strategy Unit.

ESSU Research Reports
Research reports from the European Services Strategy Unit.
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ESSU Reports and Briefings
Reports and books published by ESSU
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ESSU Reports for public bodies, trade unions and community organisations
Reports researched and written by ESSU for public bodies, trade unions and community organisations.
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Books and articles by Dexter Whitfield
Books and articles by Dexter Whitfield published externally.
2006-11-19 09:42:37
Public Service Practice
A series of best practice reports on key aspects of public management.
2003-12-05 11:15:07
Public Sector Research
Public Sector Research Online provides detailed guidance on how to research and investigate public policy, public services, the economy, government, companies, consultants, trusts, organisations and individuals.
2008-02-10 16:27:13
Archive of key Centre for Public Services and SCAT reports
Important documents on a range of public policy issues produced between 1973 and late 1990s.
2012-07-18 12:29:15

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