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West Midlands business leaders welcome Supreme Court verdict on HS2

Business leaders in Greater Birmingham welcomed today’s announcement that the Supreme Court has unanimously rejected appeals against HS2 on environmental grounds. Tim Pile, President of Birmingham Chamber said: “HS2 has the potential to deliver transformational effect on the region. Research … Continue reading

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Birmingham Chamber hits back at ‘flimsy, unsubstantiated’ report on HS2

Go-HS2 member Birmingham Chamber has responded to claims by the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) that HS2 would cost up to £80bn.  For the full story click here. Anti-HS2 campaign based on ‘wild guesses’ says Chamber Business leaders in the … Continue reading

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Capacity is the key point with HS2, says Birmingham Chamber

Go-HS2 member Birmingham Chamber has responded to Lord Mandelson’s criticism of HS2 in today’s FT and Daily Telegraph: Business leaders in Greater Birmingham reaffirmed their commitment to high speed rail today despite Lord Mandelson’s opposition to the scheme.  This follows … Continue reading

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Congestion is proving costly for Birmingham businesses – we need HS2

Congestion causing rising costs and unacceptable delays Birmingham businesses are suffering unacceptable delays and rising costs caused by congestion, according to a Chamber of Commerce survey. Delays were increasing costs for 61 per cent of respondents to the survey with … Continue reading

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HS2 allows us to adopt a distributed aviation model

HS2 and aviation HS2 and aviation are inextricably linked.  HS2 should alleviate the need for many domestic air routes and will allow many UK airports to expand their catchment area and compete with each other, driving down prices and improving … Continue reading

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Why we must bring HS2 to the West Midlands

The Spectator magazine published an article that was critical of HS2 this week, claiming that the project was in doubt. The reasons cited were dubious (HS2 was never going to be included in the recent Queen’s Speech) and have already … Continue reading

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HS2 will boost Birmingham’s growing visitor economy

HS2 will have a tremendous impact on Birmingham’s growing visitor economy, says Marketing Birmingham chief executive Neil Rami. Visitor numbers have increased by 13% in Birmingham in the last five years, from 29.1 million to 32.8 million. This is worth … Continue reading

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