THREE Scottish education authorities are forking out £32 million a year to private contractors — mainly in interest rates — for building 12 schools, figures revealed yesterday.
South, North and East Ayrshire authorities had schools built under the government’s...
Saturday 8th Apr 2017
posted by Morning Star in Britain
PRIVATE consultants exploited blunders by a government agency to siphon off millions of pounds in taxpayers’ cash, the Commons public accounts committee said yesterday.
PA Consulting Services won a three-year contract in 2014 to provide expert help to UK Trade and Investment...
Wednesday 5th Apr 2017
Commuters don’t know when they’re entitled to a refund
Saturday 25th Feb 2017
Southern Rail revealed as one of the worst culprits of transport rip-off
Thursday 29th Dec 2016
RADIO, TV and print journalists set off in hot pursuit of rail union RMT leader Mick Cash yesterday, claiming to believe that industrial disputes on Southern Rail are politically motivated.
Their “evidence” amounted to comments made by union president Sean Hoyle in...
Monday 19th Dec 2016
posted by Morning Star in Editorial
Transport Secretary places passenger safety ‘at risk’ with plans to privatise Network Rail
Wednesday 7th Dec 2016
THE dangerous shambles that our prisons system became under Chris Grayling as justice secretary should serve as a caution over his plans for railways in England.
Grayling introduced a system he called “benchmarking” by which publicly owned prisons had their operations...
Mothers warn that ministers are pushing to weaken protection for vulnerable children and allow security firms to take over care
Tuesday 6th Dec 2016
posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain
Rail union to protest at unveiling of Network Rail privatisation
It is economic insanity that 40 per cent of poorly performing private bus companies’ income comes from the public purse and it must end, says MARTIN MAYER
Thursday 27th Oct 2016
posted by Morning Star in Features