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Flood Free Homes campaign update One week on from launch 20 MPs sign up

Only one week after its launch, 20 MPs representing 1.4 million constituents have already signed up in support of the ABI’s Flood Free Homes campaign.

In addition, 24 Prospective Parliamentary Candidates have also pledged their support.

On Tuesday 20th January, the Flood Free Homes campaign was launched by the Association of British Insurers, supported by  the Friends of the Earth, Know Your Flood Risk, the National Flood Forum and the Property Care Association’s Flood Protection Group. The campaign has seen significant cross-party support from parliamentary stakeholders who recognise the need to reduce the risk of flooding across the UK.

The campaign is calling for:

  • By 2025 £1bn per year to be spent on managing flood risk to keep pace with climate change.
  • A zero tolerance of inappropriate new developments in areas at risk of flooding.
  • Cross-party consensus on ambitious long term solutions that manage all types of flood risk.

Louise Hanson, ABI Director of Advocacy said:

"We’re delighted that this campaign is already receiving significant support as it is vital that we have consensus on how we manage our land and water in order to create ambitious long-term solutions that effectively manage flood risk."

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Last updated 01/07/2016