TRANSPORT

Boris Johnson ‘orders emergency summit’ on HS2 amid Tory splits over spiralling costs

The Sun on Sunday reports that the Prime Minister will call in Chancellor Sajid Javid and Transport Secretary Grant Shapps for a meeting this week amid mounting pressure from some Tory MPs to junk HS2. The summit comes after clutch of reports flagged its spiralling budget and delayed timetable. ‘Blue Wall’ Tory MPs pile pressure […]

TRANSPORT

Government officials begin work on Boris Johnson’s plan for a Scotland-NI bridge, Number 10 confirms

Boris Johnson’s official spokesman said a “proper piece of work” is being done by civil servants, with their findings being reported to Number 10. The revelation comes just two weeks after transport minister George Freeman told the Commons there was no work underway on the idea. Leo Varadkar says Boris Johnson’s Northern Ireland to Scotland […]

ECONOMY

Insuring Women’s Futures final report published

The final report for the Insuring Women’s Futures (IWF) initiative has been published, completing three years of research, policy development and market collaboration. Following the launch of the programme’s headline recommendations at the BFI Imax in November, the report published this month encompasses data supporting the case for change, as well as the detailed workstream […]