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As lockdown restrictions ease and we start to consider travelling again, the future of cross-Channel operator Eurostar remains uncertain.
Eurostar is seeking financial support from the UK Government, citing higher access charges here as a reason.
The French Government has pledged to provide support for the operator, while £200 million has been provided by one of its shareholders, Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec (CDPQ) and Hermes Infrastructure.
Registered in the UK and supporting 3,000 jobs either with the business or in the supply chain, the company is, however, 55% owned by SNCF (French state rail), 40% by CDPQ/Hermes and 5% by SNCB (Belgian state railways).
So: Should the UK Government provide financial assistance to Eurostar?

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Associate Sponsor - Rail Projects

  • Job added:   12 January 2021
  • Salary:   £316 - £410/day
  • Location:   City of London, London
  • County:   City and County of the City of London
  • Job Type:   Contract
  • Reference:   212997310
  • Company:   CV-Library
An Associate Sponsor is required to support major rail focused construction project in London Euston. This is an initial 6 month contract that can be remote based, but may be required to be office based in Central London when restrictions ease.

Duties will include the support of Project Sponsors in complex rail schemes, working with key stakeholders, instructing delivery teams and obtaining necessary authorities to carry out requirements, plus other associated tasks to help negotiate and find solutions in a complex project environment.

Successful candidate will have Senior Project Management or Sponsor experience, ideally in a rail environment, with strong stakeholder management skills and thrives on the ability to find innovative solutions in project issues.

This role is for a publicly funded organisation and has been determined inside IR35 for Limited Company contractors.

We have a fair and comprehensive selection procedure. It is our policy that there should be equal opportunity for and no discrimination against applicants on the grounds of gender, race, religion or belief, nationality, colour, pregnancy and maternity, sexual orientation, disability, age, marriage and civil partnership, union or non-union membership, socio-economic background or being a part-time or fixed term worker

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