Daily Archives: December 5, 2012

Kate Allen

The Treasury’s long-awaited review of the Private Finance Initiative has been released as part of today’s Autumn Statement. It contains some pretty damning findings – and some interesting proposals for the years ahead.

Firstly, it’s ditching the much-maligned name “PFI”. Instead, from now on we will have “PF2″. Get used to it. Here are some of the other interesting points in the report. Read more

Emily Cadman

Today’s autumn statement saw the Office for Budget Responsibility slash its economic forecasts for the UK – the FT’s Claire Jones explains the significance of it here.

So here is a quick chart looking at how sharply expectations for two of the key measures – public sector net debt as percentage of GDP and GDP percentage change – have changed between the budget earlier this year and now. Read more