Northern Powerhouse Rail set for cuts as chancellor sharpens spending axe

Peter Stonham
15 November 2022
 

There are fears that the chancellor’s autumn financial statement being delivered on 17 November could drop significant previous transport spending commitments including a further scaling down of northern rail investment.

The prospect has angered northern leaders who have expressed their concern in a letter to The Times.

The Northern mayors even say they will seek to pay part of the cost of Northern Powerhouse Rail, such is their dismay over “deeply flawed” proposed...

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