Ministers delay decision on £27billion worth of HS2 spending over worries ...

Ministers delay decision on £27billion worth of HS2 spending over worries about the project's spiralling costs HS2 firm likely to miss its aim to start work on bridges and tunnels later this year A ‘notice to proceed’ has been put back by six months from June until December The firm cannot sign major phase one line construction contracts due to delay HS2 Ltd is struggling to keep costs contained in the overall budget of £56billion 

By Daily Mail Reporter

Published: 00:33 BST, 1 April 2019 | Updated: 02:02 BST, 1 April 2019

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Ministers have delayed approval for HS2 spending over worries about the project’s mounting costs.

A formal ‘notice to proceed’ on major construction works for the first phase of the high-speed railway has been put back by six months until December.

The Government-owned firm in charge of the project is now likely to fall short of its aim of starting work on bridges

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