Category Archives: Economic

HS2 vote puts region in line for multi-billion pound boost

A multi-billion pound shot-in-the-arm for the West Midlands economy was a major step closer today after MPs voted overwhelmingly in favour of the HS2 high speed rail project. Last night’s Commons vote on the High Speed Rail (London – West … Continue reading

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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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Calls for HS2 specialist college to come to Birmingham

Following today’s announcement by Government that a specialist college to train the workers needed for the HS2 project is to be launched, Go-HS2 member the Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership has backed campaigns to bring the college to … Continue reading

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HS2 is the best solution despite claims of alternatives, argues Alan Marshall

The latest post is a piece from rail journalist Alan Marshall examining the claims from opponents that upgrading existing infrastructure is better than building HS2 HENRY Overman, professor of economic geography at the London School of Economics — who declares that … Continue reading

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The West Midlands (and the UK) wins with HS2

Yesterday the BBC reported High speed ‘losers’ revealed in an article widely quoted in the press. The Transport Secretary was quoted in a following piece  and pointed out investment is taking place all over the UK. Network Rail is set to spend £37bn on … Continue reading

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West Midlands businesses can learn how to land more than £10bn worth of HS2 contracts at Birmingham conference

West Midlands businesses can learn how to land more than £10bn worth of contracts for the HS2 network at a conference in Birmingham on November 5. The event has been hailed by Birmingham Chamber chief executive Jerry Blackett and Centro … Continue reading

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The arrival of HS2 will deliver the greatest benefits to the West Midlands, according to latest research

HS2 will deliver greater economic benefits to the West Midlands than other UK regions, including London, research revealed today (Sept 11). Geoff Inskip, chief executive of regional transport authority Centro, welcomed the research from KPMG saying the West Midlands was … Continue reading

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