From the TUC

The rail franchise needs more than just a reboot

Kam Gill

03 May 2017, by in Public services

The current system of rail franchising leaves much to be desired. Passenger satisfaction is very uneven, and the system is not well aligned with the needs of the economy. Today, Campaign for Better Transport (CfBT) published a report on the state of Rail Franchising in the UK. Since 1995 a range of private Train Operating…




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Too little too late on teacher retention

Iain Murray

03 May 2017, by in Public services

Yesterday saw the last minute publication of the government response to the inquiry into teacher recruitment and retention undertaken by the House of Commons education select committee earlier this year. The committee’s original report, published in February, highlighted a number of key issues, including that the increasingly complex range of routes into teaching training routes…




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