privatisation

  • 23 Jan 2015

    The National Health Action Party has welcomed a statement by the SNP that it would be ready to vote on English health laws and repeal privatisation at Westminster.

  • 17 Jan 2015

    Income inequality has been growing for decades in the UK, extensive evidence reveals. In recent years, so-called ‘austerity’ has served as a smokescreen for even more wealth to be transferred to a handful of millionaires.

  • 2 Jan 2015

    Commuters on the UK’s privatised railways could be spending over twice as much of their salary than passengers on publicly-owned European railways.

  • 16 Dec 2014

    Over a million people throughout the European Union have signed a petition against the TTIP privatisation trade agreement with the USA.

  • 13 Oct 2014

    The government is seeking bids for its shares in the Eurostar cross-Channel train service as part of plans to raise £20 billion in selling state assets by 2020.

  • 11 Jul 2014

    Low share prices when the UK government privatised Royal Mail cost the taxpayer around £1 billion, a parliamentary committee has reported. Meanwhile the National Health Service and social services are in financial crisis.

  • 14 Apr 2014

    When the Soviet Union collapsed a small group of people suddenly became extremely rich. They acquired huge State industries at ridiculously low prices. The people referred to this process as "prikhvatizatsiya," or "grabification."

  • 20 Mar 2014

    George Osborne yesterday presented a budget founded in the determination to believe, if not six, at least two impossible things before breakfast.

  • 13 Mar 2014

    The Public Accounts Committee report 'Contracting out Public Services to the Private Sector' has been welcomed by accountability campaigners.

  • 7 Mar 2014

    Privatisation hurtles on in the UK, regardless of the damage. Even David Cameron and George Osborne acknowledge that we have been badly served by the Private Finance Initiative (PFI), under which companies build hospitals, schools and prisons, then lease them back to the state, locking taxpayers into decades long maintenance contracts. Clare Sambrook exposes the underside of the privatising business, looking at who profits, who loses, who benefits and who decides.