The cost of privatised living

How much worse off are you because of privatisation? Together with Corporate Watch, we've looked at train fares, water bills and energy bills, and calculated how much extra money you have to pay because these services are privatised. Public ownership would be cheaper because there would be no need to pass on profits to shareholders, and because government can borrow more cheaply than private companies to raise money for investment.

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Read more about the research on Corporate Watch's website.

Read about the public ownership alternatives for our railways, water and energy.

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