West Midlands business leaders urge Prime Minister not to curtail HS2

A host of senior business leaders from across the West Midlands have today written to the Prime Minister urging him not to cut back on plans for HS2.
The letter insists curtailing the high-speed rail network would be “an appalling dereliction of responsibility”.
It adds that it will hold back the economic growth of the Midlands and the North and fail to fix the UK’s long-term capacity and levelling up challenges.
The letter has been penned by Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce and signed by business figures from a broad range of sectors.
It comes following widespread reports that Rishi Sunak could scrap the northern section of HS2, between Birmingham, Crewe and Manchester, and halt the southern section at Old Oak Common in West London instead of running into Euston station.
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