TPA reacts to HS2/CH2M conflict of interest contract scrapping

Reacting to the news that CH2M have pulled out of their £170m contract with HS2, Chief Executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance John O'Connell says:

“The revolving door between HS2 Ltd and CH2M never passed the smell test and serious questions were rightly raised around HS2 continuously appointing staff from one of their contractors. There was never a convincing case for HS2 and its multi-billion pound budget would be far better spent on local infrastructure projects that would cost much less and deliver much better value for money. Hopefully today’s decision is the first step towards this expensive vanity project being binned altogether.”