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Alex's blog

I’m NCE’s News Editor and love nothing more than hearing all the gossip, news and views from the industry’s key figures - so do get in touch if there’s a burning issue you want to see in NCE’s news pages.

All posts from: June 2011

Do unreliable traffic forecasts blight PFI viability?

Posted by Alexandra WynneWed, 29 Jun 2011

The game is up for PFI — the public seems reconciled to the idea that it has worked primarily as a handy accounting tool to keep costly major projects off the government’s balance sheet. But are the secondary benefits enough to protect its reputation as the best — or only — procurement method in times of economic crisis?

All change for road maintenance as cost pressures mount

Posted by Alexandra WynneWed, 1 Jun 2011

A major culture change among highway authorities could be the only way to save Britain’s roads from irreversible disrepair. At least that is the latest message to industry from local government spending watchdog Audit Commission.