The CBI Regional Chairs from the East Midlands, West Midlands, Yorkshire and Humber, London, the North East, and North West have all signed up to a one-off statement describing HS2 as ‘vital’ to the UK’s future prosperity. Representing businesses along the path of the project, they have described it as “the critical spine that will bring wider transport improvements like Northern Powerhouse Rail and the Midlands Rail Hub to life”.
Ahead of the findings of the government review of HS2 expected later this week, the statement has been made to stress the importance of completing the entirety of the line. In their view, “a scaled back version of HS2 will not deliver the improved connectivity across the country that businesses are crying out for”.
The CBI’s campaign to secure the full benefits of HS2
Against the backdrop of concerns about cuts to the planned line in the East Midlands, London, or elsewhere, CBI has produced a clear line tha