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Responding to reports that HS2 construction will be delayed to save money, Joe Ventre, digital campaign manager of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:
“HS2 is on a collision course with the realities of poor budgeting and soaring prices.
“With costs spiralling and the business case for HS2 getting weaker every year, delays will not get the project back on track.
“A better plan would be for the government to scrap this white elephant once and for all.”
TPA spokespeople are available for live and pre-recorded broadcast interviews via 07795 084 113 (no texts)
Media Campaign Manager, TaxPayers' Alliance
24-hour media hotline: 07795 084 113 (no texts)
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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 www.taxpayersalliance.com.
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- The TaxPayers’ Alliance previously warned the cost of HS2 could reach £150 billion.