Transparency data

HS2 Ltd new burdens

A new burden is defined as any policy or initiative that increases the cost of providing local authority services.



The Doctrine requires that the net additional costs of all new burdens placed on local authorities by central government is assessed and fully and properly funded.

In line with the new burdens guidance, HS2 Ltd has offered to reimburse local authorities for the time spent by their staff providing technical support and information to HS2 Ltd.

The New Burdens will describe the activities the local authorities will receive funding and details of the financial settlement they will receive. This will enable local authorities to put in place the appropriate resources to deal with the demands placed upon them by HS2.

Published 12 February 2019