private sector

  • January 27, 2019

    Christian Aid says solutions favoured by the super-rich always seem to involve further opportunities for their own enrichment.

  • June 15, 2018

    Agriculture is stepping up in the fight against climate change with help from the private sector. A new report from the International Fund for Agricultural Development shows that investing in climate-resilient agriculture can attract sizeable contributions from the private sector.

  • May 17, 2018

    Jubilee Debt Campaign analysis shows 31 countries now in debt crisis, with a further 82 countries at risk.

  • April 18, 2018

    Oxfam says the World Bank should not forget its goals to “end poverty and boost shared prosperity” as it increasingly relies on the private sector to finance development.

  • March 1, 2018

    A Scottish National Investment Bank is one step closer, following the publication of the implementation plan.

  • May 11, 2016

    Scaling back the BBC could be “devastating” for the private sector, according to a new report commissioned by the TUC and published yesterday.

  • May 14, 2015

    The prevailing fiction of our times is that the private sector is better at running things than the public sector. This has been the ideology we’ve lived under since Margaret Thatcher.

  • March 7, 2014

    Privatisation hurtles on in the UK, regardless of the damage. Even David Cameron and George Osborne acknowledge that we have been badly served by the Private Finance Initiative (PFI), under which companies build hospitals, schools and prisons, then lease them back to the state, locking taxpayers into decades long maintenance contracts. Clare Sambrook exposes the underside of the privatising business, looking at who profits, who loses, who benefits and who decides.

  • November 12, 2013

    The UK government’s cuts to spending on public services are for ideological reasons, not just because of the deficit. In a speech at the lord mayor’s banquet in the Guildhall, Prime Minister David Cameron announced his intention to build “a leaner, more efficient state. We need to do more with less. Not just now, but permanently.”

  • May 22, 2011

    A report from a government-funded body has warned of the dangers of the coalition's policy of encouraging ‘for-profit’ providers in the higher education sector.