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Archive for July, 2012

New DEFRA Guide for Flood Insurance

DEFRA hast just published a new guide targeted at English home owners located in areas at high risk of flooding who may find getting affordable insurance problematic. This guide has been produced in partnership with the Association of British Insurers (ABI), the British Insurers Brokers Assocation (BIBA) , the National Flood Forum and the Environment [...]

Ministerial Statement on Flood Risk Insurance

On Wednesday 11 July 2012,  DEFRA Minister Caroline Spelman made a written statement about flood risk insurance. This seems to indicate that Government is minded to continue with some form of levy system, or pool, but other than that the document gives precious little detail beyond. Whilst DOC welcomes any form of progress,  the matter [...]

Government Advisory Panel queries flood defence budget

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC), a Government Advisory Panel, blames the Government for cutting funds for flood defences. Whilst the Environment Agency had urged for a £20m a year increase in flood defence spending, DEFRA actually cut the overall four year budget by 12%  down to £2.17b . The Environment Agency must now seek [...]

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