Jubilee Scotland is campigning against the use of PFIs in Scotland. We are working to expose the scale of the problem and the consequences PFIs have for local communities accross Scotland.
Sign this petition today to help make sure that happens:
Dear Member of the Scottish Parliament
PFIs are draining already cash-strapped Scottish councils of their resources and forcing them into long-standing debt. A UK National Audit Report found that in some cases PFI projects cost 40% more than projects financed by government borrowing. This way of funding public services is hugely unpopular in the UK, and a survey found that 76% of Scottish respondents say they should be banned (Jubilee Debt Campaign, 2017) The Scottish Government has criticised it, yet has failed to take concrete action to end the use of PFI/NPDs in Scotland.
We are calling on you, our MSPs, to end the use of PFIs and NPDs in Scotland so that councils will improve their financial abilities and taxpayers enjoy the best possible services in their local communities. We cannot afford another situation like the Oxgang School collapse. We need immediate policy-changes to find viable alternatives to PFIs for Scotland.
Please stand with us in changing how we manage our councils’ and country’s resources to create the best possible future for Scotland.