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Video: the cost of a privatised Christmas! Please share

We Own It and Corporate Watch have been investigating how much worse off you are because of privatisation.

They've  looked at train fares, water bills and energy bills, and calculated how much extra money you have to pay because these services are privatised.

Public ownership would be cheaper because there would be no need to pass on profits to shareholders, and because government can borrow more cheaply than private companies to raise money for investment.

Watch the video to see how much extra you've paid this year!

And see the infographic below for more details on the costs of privatisation and the petition for public ownership that you can sign:

Cost of privatised living numbers infographic


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