Last week, we reported about the ‘amazement’ of MPs on the Public Accounts committee, as HS2 Ltd came up with £9bn of HS2 savings to wipe out a £9bn overrun. Here’s a video of the highlights of that hearing.
This week, if you’ve been living in a cave and failed to spot it, the political fallout following Brexit has dominated the news. In fact ‘dominated’ is rather an understatement, as whilst there has been sport and weather, most days there hasn’t been any other news reported at all by most broadcasters.
However, on the 1pm news on Thursday there was one other story that made it through, the latest National Audit Office report on HS2:
Last month, it was revealed that the National Audit Office is conducting a third report on HS2, which for a project at this stage is completely unprecedented. Here’s a reminder of some of what came out of their report three years ago in May 2013.