Sunak sets out £4.7bn local transport fund from axed HS2 leg
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Rishi Sunak has set out how transport funding redirected from the Government's abandoned HS2 plans will be shared across regional councils. The North of England will be allocated £2.5 billion and the Midlands will receive £2.2 billion from money previously earmarked for the axed northern leg of the flagship levelling-up project. The funding will not be made available until April 2025 - months after the next general election expected later this year. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter at