ThinkTent: Rail Nationalisation vs. Privatisation – What are the implications of a return to wider public ownership?


  • 30/09/2019
    14:00 - 15:00
The renationalisation of major industries is popular with the public.  When it comes to tackling problems with UK rail services, intervention and state control is becoming the go-to talking points for politicians across the political spectrum.

But is renationalisation the best way to deliver vital public services? Are consumers better or worse off since the privatisation measures pursued in the 80s and 90s? How do publicly owned companies compare to privately-owned companies?  Should we be drifting closer to national ownership, or have we not gone far enough in the direction of private ownership?

Panel subject to change.

ThinkTent (inside the secure zone), co-hosted by the Institute of Economic Affairs and the TaxPayers’ Alliance, is your go-to place at Conservative Party Conference 2019 for thought-provoking panel discussions, debates and interviews with senior Cabinet figures – an essential stop for conference-goers interested in free market ideas.

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