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Spending Review: Osborne pledges HS2 and massive infrastructure improvements to offset a further £11.5bn of cutbacks

Chancellor George Osborne
Chancellor George Osborne
Duncan Tift
Duncan Tift
Deputy Editor, West Midlands

A PLEDGE to deliver the HS2 high speed rail programme and a promise to fund £50bn of capital investment – the bulk of it in transport infrastructure - in 2015-16 have been outlined by Chancellor George Osborne in his latest Spending Review.The review was designed to trim a further £11.5bn off Government spending during 2015-16, with many central departments faced with cutbacks of around 10% to their annual budgets.To soften the impact of the cutbacks and in an attempt to stimulate long-term investment, Mr Osborne ... for the full story register now for free or login below...

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