Would nationalisation really be ‘fiscally neutral’?

As part of our Election 2019 coverage, we present contrasting views on the merits of renationalising parts of the utilities sector. Mike Huggins, director of Frontier Economics, addresses Labour’s claims that this could happen at no cost to the taxpayer. He examines the “cold hard facts” around productivity, the extra demands on the industry of reaching net zero and the previous track record of state ownership.

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