Government underestimated HS2 “complexity and risk”, says National Audit Office

NAO report comes in the same week that a leaked draft review into the high-speed rail link between London, Birmingham and Manchester revealed costs spiralling to an estimated 106bn.

The Department for Transport (DfT) has “not adequately managed risks to taxpayer money” on HS2, according to a report by the National Audit Office (NAO) released on Friday The report says the DfT “underestimated the complexity of the programme.”

The NAO report comes in the same week that a leaked draft review into HS2 by Lord Oakervee revealed spiralling costs – from £56bn to an estimated £106bn – for the high-speed rail link between London, Birmingham and...
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