Rail & Marine
PM David Cameron says he is committed to a better deal for Britain in the EU and has set out objectives that include protecting the single market for Britain and other non-Euro countries.
With major projects underway including London’s new East-West rail link, Crossrail, new intercity trains being built for two of the UK’s main lines, and plans for High Speed Two (HS2) steaming ahead, the industry is facing a very busy period.
The Defence Review heralds an increase in spending, with new aircraft announced, although a cut in planned number of new ships, but the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement later this week is likely to unveil cuts elsewhere.
The UK government’s latest defence review has included the announcement of increased spending on aircraft and special forces units. Meanwhile, the latest HM Treasury Autumn Statement is expected to include deep cuts which might hit health, industry and science. Which of these statements is closest to your feelings?