HS2 in Hansard 25/06/2014

Stamp Duty Land Tax

Mrs Gillan: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer
if he will bring forward proposals to offer a stamp duty
holiday to people who will be required to sell their
property and purchase another as a result of High
Speed 2. [201629]
Mr Gauke: The Government announced in April an
extensive compensation and assistance package for property
owners close to the route of HS2.
There is no separate treatment of SDLT for individuals
purchasing a property after their property has been
compulsorily purchased by a public body.
However, owner occupiers within the ‘surface safeguarded
area’ and those who are eligible for the Express Purchase
scheme will be entitled to reasonable moving costs,
including surveyors’ fees, legal fees and stamp duty