HS2 – Phase One – Compensation and Assistance

A package of measures to compensate owner occupiers affected by the construction of the Phase 1 HS2 route between London and Birmingham was announced on 16 January 2015.

 The package of measures introduced contains two new alternative cash schemes which enable owner occupiers to remain in properties and receive monetary compensation.  This will help people and businesses to stay put rather than being financially persuaded, through potential compulsory acquisition or blight to move.  Owner occupiers for these purposes will include residential properties, small business units and agricultural units. 

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