Richard Dyton

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    The military philosophers


    The Ministry of Defence likes PFI procurement but prefers to do it differently to the rest of Whitehall. Things will start to change in August, however, so contractors had best take account of the latest thinking ...

  • Richard Dyton

    Peak practice


    Protracted negotiations are the scourge of the PFI, so why don't we take a cue from international diplomacy and use ‘sherpas' to work out the ground rules first?

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    Another fine mess?


    The Inland Revenue’s new tax scheme for the construction industry expands the definition of those deemed to be “contractors” and renders employers liable to penalties if there is non-compliance.

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    PFI: the state of the art


    The move from private finance initiative projects to public-private partnerships has thrown up innovative devices to free procurement from legal and commercial constraints.