TaxPayers’ Alliance responds to HS2 costs soaring to over £66 billion

For immediate release


Responding to figures confirmed by the HS2 executive chairman of HS2 costs soaring to over £66 billion, Joanna Marchong, investigations campaign manager of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:

“The continued soaring costs of HS2 are a slap in the face for taxpayers.

“Even with the termination of extensions, this project continues to look like a financial trainwreck. 

“If HS2 is to go ahead at all, ministers must finally get spending on track.”


TPA spokespeople are available for live and pre-recorded broadcast interviews via 07795 084 113 (no texts)

Media contact:

Joanna Marchong
Investigations Campaign Manager, TaxPayers' Alliance
[email protected]
24-hour media hotline: 07795 084 113 (no texts)


Notes to editors:

  1. Founded in 2004 by Matthew Elliott and Andrew Allum, the TaxPayers' Alliance (TPA) campaigns to reform taxes and public services, cut waste and speak up for British taxpayers. Find out more at

  2. TaxPayers' Alliance's advisory council.
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