I was hearing yesterday that Network Rail are selling off all their railway arches. The ones that house loads of businesses - garages, bars, gyms and so on - to raise capital. Now these aren't being sold off piecemeal to benefit business owners who may want a bit of stability to own their own premises with the freehold - oh no they are being sold as one huge job lot. Step forward private equity firms who the guy from NR will want to "invest in this established property market". Business owners were concerned about what this means for their future. The guy from NR was pointing out that tenants have the security of their tenancy agreement but business owners pointed out that they have increasingly been moved onto 6 month terms.................watch this space for complaints over rent rises. As a clue to where it is likely to go think of the old directory enquiries. When that was sold off if you recall there was outrage that a formerly free service was going to cost something between 50p to £1. Today the regulator said they wanted to cap a 90 second call to a 118 line to £3.10 for a 90min call. The market leader 118 118 ( which I believe was the old directory enq's ) charge £11.23 ( yes ELEVEN POUNDS AND TWENTY THREE PENCE ) for a 90 second call !