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Network Rail: financial framework for the 2018 periodic review

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Seeks views on a financial framework for the 2018 periodic review to determine Network Rail's outputs and funding in control period 6.

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Consultation description

We are consulting on key financial issues for 2018 periodic review and the factors that will be relevant for our policy proposals. This includes:

  • the possibility of new funding arrangements for some enhancement projects and the implications for the financial framework
  • different approaches to setting the cost of capital for Network Rail
  • ways of managing the financial risks that could affect Network Rail and its financial sustainability (including at route-level)
  • the design of:
    • appropriate financial incentive mechanisms
    • effective arrangements to assess Network Rail’s financial performance and hold it to account
Published 30 January 2017