• PFI Profits

    Private companies are raking in huge profits from the Private Finance Initiatives on hospitals across the country, including the Queen Alexandra Hospital here in Portsmouth. And at what cost?

    As these companies make profits of 54% in less than 18 months (compared to an average of 5% profit on a standard construction project) at the expense of the taxpayer, they take the profits off-shore to avoid paying tax!

    BBC Radio 4’s award-winning documentary series File on 4 has produced an excellent expose of this scandal.

    I was pleased to contribute just a small part to this programme on he human cost to patients.

    You can download a podcast of the program from here