Even if they did sell, which is NOT the case. There would still be on-going rental and other associated costs to cover and any payment would have to cover the cost of a purchaser borrowing the money and paying interest (or recovering te equivalent to any interest lost on finds in the bank) plus profits for the buyer and their shareholders. BT would get a better deal themselves just borrowing money - potentially low interest and no extra costs to pay.
RE: openreach this openreach that.14 Nov 2018 11:45
"I think some engineers in London use public transport? As long as they can carry the tools they need that is. Never seen anyone on the tube with a ladder anyway...😀"
Correct. It has been going on for years - the BT staff were fed up with getting clamped meaning they would have then lose time or getting tickets which then need admin time. A lot of the work can be done using a decent size toolbag with a BT driver supporting several staff using public transport or walking.
pacemaker100 said: "Press saying yesterday down to speculation on a split. So assume today that’s been denied. Either way a stupid call to announce new CEO today but typical of BT incompetence 😡"
Why is it incompetence?
The decision will have been made days ago, and the appropriate notice sent to the Stock Exchange around midday yesterday - so they will not have known about the slump in the US and Far East. The LSE then publishes that notice at exactly 7:00 AM.
Remember that £1 or so was due to the Italian scandal that avoided financial controls and audits. the CFO who was there when it happened is not longer in post and he lost a massive bonus , hundreds of thousands or more, because of it.
RE: What has happened to this site26 Jun 2018 09:00
I raised an issue probably two years ago regarding the historic prices for Sept '13 to Apr '15 - had a load of "lets keep him happy answers" and nothing has been done. Not to worry, the problem will disappear in another two years!