Manchester Business Leaders’ Parliamentary Reception
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‘GOING UNDERGROUND – THE £330M ANNUAL DIVIDEND IF WE GET HS2 RIGHT’
Downtown in Business, in partnership with Manchester City Council and United City, is hosting a parliamentary reception next month to press the case for the department of transport to revise its designs for the next phase of HS2.
The leader of Manchester City Council Bev Craig, the chief executive of the council Joanne Roney, Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham, and parliamentarians from across the Northwest will be in attendance.
Transport Ministers and Shadow Ministers have also been invited to the reception.
The current plan, to deliver a surface station, will swallow up a huge chunk of city centre land that will otherwise be economically productive and support the city’s ‘levelling up’ efforts.
Instead, we are arguing that an underground version, which will cost an additional £3 billion according to current projections, will provide £333million a year in additional economic benefit.
The event offers leaders from business and politics to evidence the advantages of an underground scheme, and we would be delighted if you were able to join us and show your support.