The CBI has welcomed the publication of High Speed 2: Get Ready, a report to the Government by the HS2 Growth Taskforce.
It says a highly skilled workforce will be critical to delivering HS2 and welcomed the HS2 taskforce’s call to put in place measures to make this a priority.
Nicola Walker, CBI Director for Business Environment, said:
“HS2 offers an opportunity to regenerate local economies, provide jobs and boost growth across communities in the UK.
“Government, local authorities and businesses must work together to ensure the potential of this project is realised.
“Lord Deighton’s taskforce rightly challenges local areas to get their HS2 growth strategies in place. It is essential these plans complement and enhance other local initiatives, such as the Local Enterprise Partnerships’ Strategic Economic Plans and Local Authorities’ development plans.
“A highly skilled workforce will be critical to delivering HS2 and we welcome the taskforce’s call to put in place measures to make this a priority.”