Yes it got many things built, but the legacy is fairly disastrous.
Following collapses like cake shop chain Patisserie Valerie, the UK government is trying to toughen up the rules around financial reporting.
Eight former directors of the collapsed super-contractor face being banned for up to 15 years if they are found to be unfit to run a company.
Problems at government contractor Capita and the collapse of Carillion are part of the same story of outsourcing gone wrong.
The collapse of Carillion shows that the construction sector needs to change. One option would be to include women.
The evidence shows that PFI is always more costly relative to its publicly funded alternative – and by as much as 40% in some cases.
The construction industry is characterised by risk, uncertainty and complexity on all levels. Brexit compounds this.
How to tidy up a right royal mess.