£4.7bn of reallocated HS2 funding to be spent across North and Midlands

The Government says millions of people in the North and the Midlands will benefit from better public transport, reduced congestion and upgraded local bus and train stations thanks to the new £4.7 billion Local Transport Fund announced today (26 February).  Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and Transport Secretary Mark Harper have confirmed that the North will […]

Birmingham City Council effectively files for bankruptcy

Birmingham City Council has effectively filed for bankruptcy, according to on-going reports. The council, which has been hit with a £1bn equal pay bill, had already announced a freeze on non-essential spending. It has issued a Section 114 notice – an admission that it cannot manage its catastrophic financial crisis without help, reports ITV. In a […]


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