Corporate welfare General

New UK farm subsidy regime proposed

September 28, 2018

The UK Government is planning major changes to how farming is conducted and how farmers are paid. Legislation introduced to Parliament on 12 September would replace¬†payments linked to land with funding for providing “public goods”. […]

Corporate welfare General

Overseas budget as corporate welfare

September 13, 2018

The UK Government recently announced that it will reorient its development programme so that it more directly supports UK national interests. Speaking in Cape Town on 28 August 2018, Teresa May outlined a “fundamental strategic […]

The early termination of the Virgin Trains East Coast franchise for East Coast rail means a massive corporate welfare boon for Stagecoach.
Corporate welfare General

Operators and government blamed for rail failure

September 28, 2018

The UK’s East Coast rail franchise, failed because the private operator’s revenue projections were “over ambitious”, MPs have concluded. The Intercity East Coast (ICEC) franchise has failed three times in just over a decade.¬† In […]