To rebalance the UK economy the Government must deliver investment in a well-organised and integrated transport infrastructure.
We welcome the Chancellor’s ambition to build a Northern Powerhouse, which includes linking Manchester and Leeds with a new rail connection. To have a lasting, positive economic impact it needs to be delivered without delay.
Action FSB have taken
We’re campaigning for HS2 to lead by example and benefit small businesses by including and recruiting them as part of the procurement process.
We want to ensure that infrastructure investment is balanced allowing for all regions of the UK to benefit.
A fully functioning and fit for purpose rail network will help rebalance the economy. The quick delivery of HS3 will help the Northern Powerhouse to benefit from a strong regional economy that can compete with other regions of the UK.