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High Speed 2 Railway Line

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 61784, tabled on 25 January 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the average amount is that has been paid out to people under the HS2 Exceptional Hardship Scheme.

Answered on

2 February 2017

The Government recognises that proposals for HS2 can cause uncertainty for individuals, communities and small businesses and has had an effect on property prices in the vicinity of the route. As a result it launched an Exceptional Hardship Scheme (EHS) to assist those most affected to sell their home to Government at its unblighted market value.

The average amount paid out under the HS2 Exceptional Hardship Scheme is £629,395.