Sir David Higgins
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Network Rail chief executive turns down bonus

Network Rail bosses, including chief executive Sir David Higgins, have said they will not accept bonuses this year.

They had come under growing political pressure to waive the potential six-figure awards.

Sir David, who was eligible for a bonus of up to £340,000, said in a statement that they would be donating the money to a rail safety charity.

The government said Network Rail had "recognised the strength of public opinion" over the issue.

James Landale reports.

  • 06 Feb 2012
  • From the section UK