Govt: Railway reforms needed to get taxpayer value for money

Chief Secretary to the Treasury Simon Clarke believes railway reforms are needed after each household contributed "an average £600" of support during the pandemic but train services remain "more expensive" and "less efficient" than they should be. He argues it is "vital" there is not a "pay round" which "entrenches and worsens the inflation problem" but that it is not the government's "job" to take on the role of "employers" in the dispute with the RMT.

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