Will HS2 Create Jobs?

March 02, 2011 1:00 AM

The Government claim that building their proposed new high speed rail line from London to Birmingham (HS2) will create around 40,000 jobs. 

Even if that estimate is accurate though, they are planning on spending around £17 billion to achieve that objective. This research note looks at the opportunity cost of that spending, and whether the line is likely to produce net new jobs.

Click here to read the report

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