Brexit could force multibillion-pound projects to be scrapped, says NAO chief

Brexit could force multibillion-pound projects to be scrapped, says NAO chief

Hinkley Point C, Heathrow expansion and HS2 must be reassessed because of pressures arising from leaving EU, head of Whitehall’s spending watchdog says

Billions of pounds worth of public projects will have to be scrapped by Theresa May because of a “tidal wave” of pressures from an impending Brexit, the head of Whitehall’s official spending watchdog has said.

The comptroller and auditor general of the National Audit Office, Sir Amyas Morse, said the government would have to treat leaving the EU as an “emergency” and that government departments would be forced to decide which plans could be cancelled or suspended.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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