Yorkshire Times
Voice of the North
9:43 PM 7th June 2019

CBI Response To Northern Powerhouse Rail Survey

CBI Yorkshire & Humber Director Beckie Hart
CBI Yorkshire & Humber Director Beckie Hart
Business leaders across the North have issued a clear and urgent message to government: deliver HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail in full.

Responding to the survey, CBI Yorkshire & Humber Regional Director Beckie Hart said:

“If we are to regenerate our local economies the Government must move forward with both HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail – implying there is a choice between the two is misleading.

"Better connections between towns, cities and international gateways will assist the North’s long-term growth, creating hundreds of thousands of jobs and bringing new opportunities to our communities.

“This survey shows businesses are crying out for these improvements so it’s vital politicians keep up the momentum to deliver these plans.”