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HS2 Exceptional Hardship Scheme and HS2 Need to Sell Scheme: applications statistics

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

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Need to Sell panel guidance

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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. Please see this document above for information only.

Exceptional Hardship Scheme statistics

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 date 30 April 2018
Number of applications received 574
Number of applications which are reapplications 165
Number of applications withdrawn by applicants 61
Average time in weeks for a decision (excluding waiting time for additional documentation requested by the Secretariat) 6.9
Number of applications accepted 161
Number of applications rejected 362
Number of applications pending a decision 0
Number of formal offers accepted by applicants 148
Number of purchases which have completed 147
Total values of those properties where purchase completed £91,739,480

Phase Two Exceptional Hardship Scheme statistics

To date 30 April 2018
Number of applications received 274
Number of applications which are re-applications 73
Number of applications withdrawn by applicants 38
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 EHS 97
Number of applications rejected under the EHS 139
Number of applications pending a decision 0
Number of formal offers accepted by applicants 97
Number of purchases which have been completed 95
Total values of those properties where purchase completed £60,451,051

Phase One and 2a Need to Sell Scheme statistics

To date 30 April 2018
Number of applications received 427
Number of applications which are re-applications 95
Number of applications withdrawn by applicants 37
Average time in weeks for a decision (excluding waiting time for additional documentation requested by the Secretariat) 7.45
Number of applications accepted 195
Number of applications rejected 152
Number of applications pending a decision 43
Number of formal offers accepted by applicants 162
Number of purchases which have completed 122
Total values of those properties where purchase completed £119,861,225

Phase 2b Need to Sell Scheme statistics

To date 30 April 2018
Number of applications received 204
Number of applications which are re-applications 33
Number of applications withdrawn by applicants 46
Average time in weeks for a decision (excluding waiting time for additional documentation requested by the Secretariat) 6.69
Number of applications accepted 39
Number of applications rejected 88
Number of applications pending a decision 31
Number of formal offers accepted by applicants 30
Number of purchases which have completed 18
Total values of those properties where purchase completed £5,196,045

Phase One and 2a 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 2017 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.

Reason Successful applications (Jan 16 to Jan 18) Unsuccessful applications (Jan 16 to Jan 18) Successful applications (Jan 17 to Jan 18) Unsuccessful applications (Jan 17 to Jan 18)
Financial: change in circumstance 9 7 2 5
Financial: difficulty 15 17 7 12
Life stage: retirement 13 5 5 3
Life stage: family 3 6 3 5
Life stage: education 2 3 0 2
Life stage: location of accommodation 2 3 1 1
Life stage: type or size of accommodation 13 17 11 12
Employment: relocation 10 9 7 6
Circumstance: winding-up of deceased’s estate 12 0 8 0
Circumstance: marriage / divorce 15 10 10 9
Health: care requirements 21 9 14 4
Health: type of accommodation 22 7 18 7
Health: location of accommodation 13 8 10 6
Other: combination of factors 24 27 6 18
Other 5 4 3 2
Published 1 December 2014
Last updated 15 May 2018 + show all updates
  1. All stats updated with latest information
  2. March 2018 stats added
  3. Stats updated with February's figures
  4. Stats updated to include January 2018
  5. Stats updated to include December 2017
  6. Stats updated to include November 2017
  7. Stats updated to include October 2017
  8. Stats updated to include September 2017
  9. Criterion 5 statistics updated
  10. Statistics amended to include August 2017
  11. Panel member profiles added
  12. updated stats for the month of July
  13. All stats (bar Criterion 5) updated to include June 2017
  14. Criterion 5 stats added
  15. All stats updated to include April and May 2017
  16. All stats updated to include March 2017
  17. Phase One EHS and Phase One / 2a NTS statistics updated
  18. Phase Two EHS and Phase 2b NTS statistics updated
  19. First published.