West Coast franchise debacle will cost more than £50m

AN IMPORTANT Parliamentary committee has slammed the handling of the West Coast Main Line franchise issue by the Department for Transport as displaying a "complete lack of common sense".

The Public Accounts Committee warned that the cost to taxpayers could be considerably more than the £50m that has been estimated.

The committee accused the department of making "fundamental errors".
In a damning indictment of the Government’s handling of the affair, Labour MP Margaret Hodge, who chairs the commit... For the full story register now for free or login below...