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The partial denationalisation of Railtrack has been discussed by the government's transport advisers.

Officials stressed that no decisions have been made however, and ministers are still considering whether and how to reform the structure of the rail industry.

An employment tribunal ruling could extend generous British employment laws to thousands of employees under foreign contracts who work in the UK for only a small part of their time. The tribunal ruled that four United Airlines flight attendants who spent only 5% of their time in Britain were entitled to the protection of British law. This may extend to other industries and the ruling - if upheld - may also benefit employees based in Britain who often work abroad.

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