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.
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.