While most businesses appreciate the sort of ambitious thinking George Osborne has demonstrated today, they would be far more impressed if existing infrastructure commitments were delivered as a matter of priority.
The chancellor will announce today his idea for a new high-speed rail in the north of England to unite nothern cities. It's a strategic move for the Tories, while Labour still seems to be prevaricating over HS2.
Shadow health secretary will back the bill, despite previous criticisms, as it only applies to the first phase of the project.
A high-speed rail connection between Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds would be transformative for the north.