“Public Accounts Committee publishes its 50th report examining the roll-out of the rural broadband programme. ”
Rt Hon Margaret Hodge MP, Chair of the Committee of Public Accounts, comments on
report and the £1.2 billion rural broadband programme on the Parliament website. The scheme is designed to help get broadband to areas, mainly rural, where commercial broadband infrastructure providers currently have no plans to invest.
There is also a comment about Royal Mail…….
“The share price closed up by 38% on its first day of trading which could have netted the taxpayer an additional £750 million…..”(quoted from the Parliament website)•
The Office of National Statistics indicated that “on an output per hour basis, UK labour productivity increased by 0.3% in the fourth quarter of 2013 to a level that was 0.7% higher than a year before.
The ups and downs of reports provide interesting reading and food for thought more than the five aday perhaps.

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