The Express & Star today reveals the taxpayer-funded HS2 Rich List of 26 executives paid more than £100,000 to work on the proposed high-speed rail link even though not an inch of track has been laid.

Chief executive Simon Kirby is paid £750,000 a year which makes him the country’s highest paid public servant.

Reported by the Express and Star. You can read the full story here. 

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