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19 Jul 12:19pm

UK bus privatisation has caused poverty and job losses, says UN

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Report blasts ‘more expensive, unreliable’ routes outside London that have cut people off from communities and essential services Britain’s bus services outside London were so damaged by privatisation that people were unable to access basic needs such as work, education and healthcare, according to a scathing report by the former UN special rapporteur on human rights. Many people in Britain had lost jobs and benefits, been forced to give up on education, or been cut off from communities and healthcare as bus services grew more expensive, unreliable, and dysfunctional after the 1985 reform, the inquiry found.
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