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Compensation for people affected by the HS2 high-speed rail link will go "significantly beyond statutory requirements", the Government says.

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HS2 payouts 'beyond statutory requirements' Government says

Compensation measures for residents affected by the London-Birmingham HS2 high-speed rail project will go "significantly beyond statutory requirements", the Government promised.

The Government said it would buy any owner-occupied home in the "safeguarded area" - an area within 60 metres of the planned route.

As well as paying the unblighted value of the property, the Government is proposing to pay additional compensation of 10% up to the value of £47,000.

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