March 2016 Archive

Non Profit Distributing Model

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The widespread adoption of a new funding model for major infrastructure projects across the UK may have moved a step closer thanks to a key decision that has come to light. The Non-Profit Distributing (NPD) Model is an alternative to the much-maligned Private Finance Initiative (PFI) in which surplus profits are reinvested in the public sector rather than going to the private sector as unpopular 'windfall' payments. More …

Non-profit distributing - has Scotland found a model that works for infrastructure projects across the whole of the UK?

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However, the NPD model had to be placed on hold in both Wales and Scotland (where it was originally developed) due to the decision by the Office of National Statistics that an NPD scheme (the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route) had to be given a public “on balance sheet” classification. More …

Defamation analysis: What are the risks when reporting on potentially defamatory allegations?

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IP & IT analysis: What are the risks when reporting on potentially defamatory allegations? More …