TaxPayers' Alliance responds to reports of possible HS2 scale back

For immediate release


Responding to reports in The Sun of a possible scale back of HS2, Joe Ventre, digital campaign manager of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:

“HS2 has gone off the rails in spectacular fashion.

“A scaling back of this project would be welcome, but taxpayers would still be left with an eye-watering bill.

“It’s time for ministers to show some backbone and pull the plug on this sorry scheme.”


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

Media contact:

Elliot Keck
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.

  3. The TaxPayers’ Alliance previously welcomed the partial cancellation of HS2 announced in 2021
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