Author name: Paul Gosling

Why Derry needs Ilex

Paul Gosling responds to calls for Derry’s urban regeneration company to be scrapped. On a recent trip to Leicester, I was taken to the top of the council offices to look at a sky line dominated by cranes. Bill Kirk – chief executive of Derry’s urban regeneration company Ilex – promises a similar horizon here

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End of the line for the PFI?

In the early days of New Labour, the Private Finance Initiative was seen as the only game in town for funding major public sector projects, but the Metronet crisis could mean the game is up, writes Paul Gosling. The administration of contractor Metronet seems to place question marks over the very principles underlying the Private

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