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Schools: Private Finance Initiative

Question for Department for Education

UIN HL14540, tabled on 23 March 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to deal with the Private Finance Initiative school contracts that will end in the next five years.

Answered on

8 April 2021

The Department has recently established a Contract Expiry Unit. That unit is actively working alongside the relevant local authorities and academy trusts on seven pathfinder projects. Those pathfinder projects are the earliest Private Finance Initiative (PFI) projects to expire in the education sector. The Department is also considering how best to assist local authorities and academy trusts on the later PFI contracts to expire.