Policy paper

The economics of HS2: government response to the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee report

The government's response to the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee report on the economics of HS2.

Documents

House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee: The economics of HS2 government response (web version)

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House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee: The economics of HS2 government response (print version)

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This is the government response to the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee’s report ‘The economics of HS2’, which was published in March 2015.

The response highlights the case for HS2, explaining that it will:

  • provide over £2 of benefits for every £1 invested
  • transform the UK and help to rebalance the economy
  • improve capacity and connectivity to support long term economic growth

Further information about the case for HS2

Published 2 July 2015