December 5, 2013
HS2 Property Compensation Consultation
John Bercow MP has responded to the recent High Speed 2 consultation on property compensation.
John Bercow MP said:
“The compensation packages set out in this consultation are not nearly extensive enough. For any of my constituents living more than 120m from the line, the only compensation they will be entitled to would be under the Long Term Hardship Scheme. This instantly excludes anyone who cannot sell his or her property but is fortunate enough to be financially secure (or at least in the opinion of HS2 Ltd). It is not right for the Government arbitrarily to means-test compensation in this way and Ministers need to remedy the situation”.