BSA publishes letter to Chancellor ahead of Spring Statement

The BSA has published a letter sent to the Chancellor ahead of the 2019 Spring Statement. The letter outlines the sector’s key priorities for the coming months, which include a stable business environment, continued reform of public service markets, and a steady pipeline of infrastructure development across the UK.

The full document can be read here.

How do we fix the public-private partnership?

By Asif Ghafoor, MD Investments, Amey

In last year’s Autumn Statement, Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond announced the official death of PFI. He said that the UK government would abolish the use of PFI (along with its successor PF2) for future projects, noting that “I have never signed off a PFI contract as Chancellor and I can confirm today that I never will”.

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BSA comment on new TUC report

Commenting on a new report on public service contracts launched today by the TUC, Melanie Maxwell-Scott, Director of Policy for the BSA, said:

“We welcome this new report from the TUC which contributes to the ongoing debate about refreshing and reforming public service delivery. The BSA has called for improved data collection on outsourced contracts and we encourage the Cabinet Office to continue working with industry to improve the contracting process.”

The full report can be accessed here:

David Lidington CBE MP speech at BSA Annual Chairman’s Dinner

The Rt Hon David Lidington CBE MP, Minister for the Cabinet Office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, delivered the keynote speech at the BSA Annual Chairman’s Dinner 2018 on 19th November. The wide-ranging speech covered the government’s response to the collapse of Carillion and outlined reforms to refresh the market for public sector services. The full speech can be read here.

BSA Autumn Budget 2018 submission

The BSA has published its Autumn Budget 2018 submission to the Chancellor of the Exchequer. Our submissions focuses on three vital areas: supporting the business environment; the value of public service markets and procurement reform,; infrastructure delivery and new public-private investment models.  Addressing these areas will enable the UK to address its long-term skills and productivity challenges, as well as maintaining the country’s economic competitiveness as we prepare to leave the European Union.

The full submission can be read by clicking here.