Business Live with Ian King: Construction of HS2 to continue despite doubt over its future

Join Ian King and guests for the latest news from the city, as ministers say construction of HS2 continues in earnest, despite fresh doubt over its future.

Plus, the life and savings giant Phoenix says it’s on the lookout for further takeover targets.

The company, whose 14 million customers include former policyholders of names like Britannic, Pearl and Scottish Mutual, was reporting cash generation of £898million for the six months to the end of June – compared with £950million in the same period last year.

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