Public Accounts Committee

The Sale of Eurostar inquiry

Inquiry status: Concluded

Report published 20 January 2016. Government response published 23 March 2016.

Report published

The sale of the UK government’s entire financial interest in Eurostar, its 40% stake and preference share, was well run by the government and generated proceeds of £757.1 million. This success is, however, significantly exceeded by UK taxpayers' investment in the Eurostar train service which amounts to approximately £3 billion. This inquiry examines the general lessons for government from this sale as it embarks on its asset sales programme.

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