The government has responded to the independent HS2 Growth Taskforce’s report by challenging towns and cities to seize the full transformational potential of HS2, offering new funding to help local areas develop their HS2 strategies. The Taskforce published its report in March this year, highlighting the need for the country to get ready for HS2 – and setting out a list of practical and specific recommendations to help facilitate this.

Getting set for HS2: Responding to the HS2 Growth Taskforce recommends that places with HS2 stations should develop detailed strategies to make sure they can seize the economic opportunities that HS2 is expected to bring, and will also provide .