"We need more on Infrastructure" Midlands Connect responds to Chancellor's statement

"We need more on Infrastructure" Midlands Connect responds to Chancellor's statement

See below Midlands Connect's response to the Chancellor's speech this afternoon. 

Please submit any interview requests for Maria Machancoses, director of Midlands Connect, or Sir John Peace, chairman of Midlands Connect/Midlands Engine, directly.

Reacting to the Chancellor’s economic statement, Maria Machancoses, Director of Sub-national Transport Body Midlands Connect, said:

“If we’re going to rebound and recover from the impact of COVID-19, we need a greater emphasis on infrastructure. The Chancellor’s announcements have given a much-needed short-term boost to the UK economy, however, by accelerating the development and delivery of long-term projects such as HS2 and Midlands Engine Rail, the Government can create high-value jobs and stimulate sustained investment and regeneration over the next decade. This certainty and commitment is what businesses need.”

“The Prime Minister spoke last week about Project Speed and his intention to streamline the project development process, so improvements across our roads, railways and critical infrastructure, can be moved forward more quickly. We need to see more details on how this process will work and ask that Government engages with us now, ahead of further announcements this autumn.”


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