We are proud to feature in a vital report published by Eurodad today where they outline that using public-private partnerships (PPPs) to deliver public services is having a devastating impact on communities and the planet. “History RePPPeated II: Why public-private partnerships are not the solution” features seven in-depth investigations into PPPs across a range of sectors, from healthcare and education to roads and water supplies. The case studies are written by experts working in each region. One of these case studies is from Jubilee Scotland, reporting on Scotland’s hospital parking scandal during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The report found that all of the projects investigated came at a high cost for the public purse and posed an excessive risk for the public sector. They resulted in a questionable diversion of public funds, particularly during the Covid-19 crisis in most cases. Some of the projects also caused serious environmental harm while others had serious impacts on women in particular. All of the PPPs investigated lacked transparency and/or failed to consult with affected communities.