HS2 benefit-cost ratio lowered in new report

The expected benefit-cost ratio of the HS2 has been revised down in the Government's latest report, falling from £2.50 benefit for every pound spent to £2.30.

It attributed the revision to a £10 billion increase in the scheme's projected £42.6 billion cost, which was made earlier this year.

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HS2 predicted benefit falls

The expected benefit-cost ratio of the HS2 has been revised down in the Government's latest report, falling from £2.50 benefit for every pound spent to £2.30.