UK taxpayers have been shortchanged again from the Virgin-Northern Rock purchase - by a good £400m at least, it's estimated. The actual sale price for this deal could rise by another £280m if Virgin floats its new business for a profit. But that's a way off, and the UK taxpayer remains still liable for Northern Rock's 'bad' arm.
So what other deals has the taxpayer been short-changed from recently and not so recently? Let's take a look.