and school closures
PPP was a wizard wheeze whereby schools and other public buildings were built by business and then leased back to local authorities for oodles of dosh.
Teachers at the time pointed out the folly of paying for something over and over again while compromising on room sizes etc.
Well, blow me down, now they are not even safe and can be ...blown down. Who'dathunkit.
Of course it was about politics. It amazes me that governments seem to think that selling an asset and then leasing it back is sound economic sense. Then you have these sorts of shoddy deals that turn round and bite you.
It'll be that the contracts were given to companies which are owned by the councillor's brother-in-law's sister's aunt's butler.