According to analysis published by consulting firm KPMG, HS2 will generate the following:
- Birmingham's economy will be boosted 2.1%-4.2% of the city region's GDP.
- Manchester will grow by 0.8%-1.7%
- Leeds' economy will receive a 1.6% boost
- London 0.5%
The Government launched a "fightback" today over controversial plans for the HS2 rail link promising a £15 billion boost to the economy.
The Prime Minister and Transport Secretary have launched what they refer to as a "fightback" over the HS2 high-speed rail project.