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Statistics on applications received for the HS2 Phase One and Phase Two Exceptional Hardship Schemes and the Need to Sell Scheme.

Although the Phase One Exceptional Hardship Scheme closed for applications on 16 January 2015 and the Phase Two Exceptional Hardship Scheme closed on 15 November 2016, the statistics below are updated on a monthly basis to reflect ongoing acquisitions.

Phase One Exceptional Hardship Scheme statistics

To date31 July 2019
Number of applications received574
Number of applications which are reapplications165
Number of applications withdrawn by applicants61
Average time in weeks for a decision (excluding waiting time for additional documentation requested by the Secretariat)6.9
Number of applications accepted161
Number of applications rejected362
Number of applications pending a decision0
Number of formal offers accepted by applicants148
Number of purchases which have completed147
Total values of those properties where purchase completed£91,739,480

Phase Two Exceptional Hardship Scheme statistics

To date31 July 2019
Number of applications received274
Number of applications which are re-applications73
Number of applications withdrawn by applicants38
Average time in weeks for a decision (excluding waiting time for additional documentation requested by the Secretariat)6.5
Number of applications accepted under the EHS97
Number of applications rejected under the EHS139
Number of applications pending a decision0
Number of formal offers accepted by applicants97
Number of purchases which have been completed96
Total values of those properties where purchase completed£60,756,051

Phase One and 2a Need to Sell Scheme statistics

To date31 July 2019
Number of applications received545
Number of applications which are re-applications130
Number of applications withdrawn by applicants57
Average time in weeks for a decision (excluding waiting time for additional documentation requested by the Secretariat)7.15
Number of applications accepted241
Number of applications rejected211
Number of applications pending a decision36
Number of formal offers accepted by applicants224
Number of purchases which have completed187
Total values of those properties where purchase completed£162,865,993

Phase 2b Need to Sell Scheme statistics

To date31 July 2019
Number of applications received298
Number of applications which are re-applications60
Number of applications withdrawn by applicants73
Average time in weeks for a decision (excluding waiting time for additional documentation requested by the Secretariat)7.06
Number of applications accepted64
Number of applications rejected129
Number of applications pending a decision32
Number of formal offers accepted by applicants56
Number of purchases which have completed43
Total values of those properties where purchase completed£22,189,853

Phase One, 2a and 2b Need to Sell Scheme statistics: compelling reason to sell

This data includes cases submitted for review by the Need to Sell Scheme’s panel, undertaken from 1 January 2016 to date. Separate figures are provided which shows the data for January 2018 to January 2019 only. Where an application has been successful it has been counted only once. When submitted to more than one panel review, all panel reviews are included. A compelling reason to sell comes under criterion 5 of the Need to Sell Scheme.

ReasonSuccessful applications (Jan 16 to Jan 19)Unsuccessful applications (Jan 16 to Jan 19)Successful applications (Jan 18 to Jan 19)Unsuccessful applications (Jan 18 to Jan 19)
Financial: change in circumstance131223
Financial: difficulty302935
Life stage: retirement161121
Life stage: family101532
Life stage: education4400
Life stage: location of accommodation6902
Life stage: type or size of accommodation332372
Employment: relocation151120
Circumstance: winding-up of deceased’s estate25060
Circumstance: marriage / divorce251141
Health: care requirements281733
Health: type of accommodation391272
Health: location of accommodation161313
Other: combination of factors3853410
Other71012

 

HS2 Need to Sell: panel guidance

In the interests of transparency, the Department for Transport is making available the document issued to Need to Sell Scheme panel members as part of their training.

This ‘Panel Guidance’ document sets out the remit of the panel and the processes they must abide by, and is written with the Panel members only as the audience.

This is an internally produced document and it is not necessary for applicants to the scheme to read this document nor does the document supplement the Need to Sell Scheme policy or Guidance and Application form.

  1. Doc

    Need to Sell panel guidance

    • External document,
    • 19 pages
  2. Doc

Collection history

Published:
01/12/2014
Updated:
05/08/2019
Activity:
05/08/2019 9:00 am
All stats updated with July figures
04/07/2019 9:00 am
All stats updated with June figures
05/06/2019 3:33 pm
All stats updated with May figures
03/05/2019 10:00 am
All stats updated with April figures
08/04/2019 4:00 pm
All stats updated with March figures
06/03/2019 9:00 am
All stats updated with February's figures
08/02/2019 2:00 pm
All stats updated with January's figures
28/01/2019 9:30 am
Compelling reason to sell stats updated
15/01/2019 4:00 pm
All stats updated with December's figures
12/11/2018 2:00 pm
Statistics table updated with October's figures
02/10/2018 3:30 pm
Statistics table updated with September's figures
13/09/2018 3:45 pm
Statistics table updated with August's figures
07/08/2018 10:00 am
Statistics table updated with July's figures
12/06/2018 10:30 am
Statistics table updated with
15/05/2018 12:00 pm
All stats updated with latest information