Cost of HS2 is to soar by £30bn as business leaders urge Boris Johnson to ...

Cost of HS2 is to soar by £30bn as business leaders urge Boris Johnson to press ahead with the project if he becomes Prime Minister Bosses of HS2 have warned the project's final bill may reach £85billion Business leaders have called for the next prime minister to press ahead CBI's director general Carolyn Fairburn pushed for the project to be continued 

By Daniel Martin Policy Editor For The Daily Mail

Published: 00:02 BST, 22 July 2019 | Updated: 22:35 BST, 22 July 2019

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Business leaders last night urged the next prime minister to press ahead with HS2 despite a reported surge in costs.

Bosses of the high-speed railway project have warned the final bill may reach £85billion – almost £30billion more than expected.

Despite this, the CBI has called for whoever is next in No10 to throw their weight behind the project.

Bosses of the high-speed railway project have warned the final bill may reach £85billion ¿ almost £30billion more than expected (file image)

Bosses of the high-speed railway project have warned the final bill may reach £85billion – almost £30billion more than expected (file image)

The group’s director general Carolyn Fairburn said: ‘Our new prime minister has a real chance to inject a new lease of life into the UK economy and show the world we are open for investment. That means no equivocation on essential national infrastructure, from

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