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Extra flood defence spending is welcome but long-term investment is needed

Commenting on the publication of the Government's National Flood Resilience Review, James Dalton, the ABI's Director of General Insurance Policy, said: 

"We welcome this announcement of extra spending on temporary flood defences, and plans within the National Resilience Review setting out a number of ways to improve the country's resilience to flooding.

"As well as protecting homes and businesses from the devastating impact of flooding, it is vital that essential services, such as hospitals, schools, key infrastructure and vital utilities are as resilient to flooding as possible. It is now essential that the Government turns its attention to investment for the long-term, beyond 2021, and ensures future funding adequately addresses the growing flood risk facing vulnerable communities across the country."

Last updated 14/09/2016