MPs have accused the Government of shortchanging taxpayers out of £1 billion over the Royal Mail sell-off but the Business Secretary said it was the best price they could get at the time.
- The Government sold shares in Royal Mail at 330p
- The all-time high was 618p per share
- Royal Mail shares are currently trading at 473p
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