HS2 savings cannot be guaranteed, boss warns

HS2 contingency savings cannot be guaranteed, the project's chairman has told ITV News' Deputy Political Editor Chris Ship:

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Boss of #hs2 says he can't bank any savings in the £7.4bn contingency yet - cos the political/legislative delays & uncertainties too great

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Osborne: No further spending on £50bn HS2

George Osborne welcomed David Higgins' recommendations for HS2 but warned there will be "no increases" on the £50 billion project. The boss of HS2 challenged politicians to pave the way for a faster building of the high-speed line to reduce spending.