Manchester accountants could be busy as HS2 reaches the north-west

Published on February 1, 2013 by Crawfords Accounting

The high-speed rail link HS2 could bring increased demand to Manchester accountants if it goes ahead as recently outlined.

According to the Confederation of British Industry, existing transport links in the region – particularly the West Coast Main Line – will exceed capacity by the 2020s.

CBI director general John Cridland says: “Extending HS2 to the north is the project’s big prize. It will boost the economic potential of some of our biggest cities, driving growth and creating jobs across the country.”

He adds that HS2 should not be created “in isolation”, but should be accompanied by further investment in the rail and road networks.

Together, all of this should mean a prosperous future for some of the north’s major centres of commerce – including Manchester.

As the project progresses, our Manchester accountants will be available to help anyone whose finances are transformed by the new opportunities created.

This includes not only the business brought into the region when the rail link opens, but also anybody whose income is boosted directly by their involvement in its planning and construction.

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