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Government Commits to Flood Risk Management

29th March 2012
Government Commits to Flood Risk Management

Local MP, Gordon Henderson has welcomed the Government’s commitment to Flood Risk Management.

The Government investment in flood and coastal erosion risk management in England is expected to reach £2.17 billion. The agreement between the Coalition Government and the insurance industry is an example of the commitment to ensure flood insurance remains widely available. It commits insurers to offering insurance to existing customers where there is significant risk.

The agreement to increase support for those facing flood risks has already produced results with 36% of households at significant risk and in the most deprived communities are protected by new flood alleviation schemes proposed for the period of 2012/13, which is a substantial rise from the 6% that were protected in the previous spending period.

Mr Henderson said,

“I welcome the Government’s changes to flood risk management as they will play a pivotal role in dealing with any potential risks.

“Flood risk management is a pertinent issue, particularly in Sittingbourne and Sheppey as it is in the top 50 constituencies in England for flood risk”

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