Updated documentation of the current programme from the Environment Agency Between April 2015 and March 2021, government will invest £2.5 billion to reduce the risks of flooding and coastal erosion. Local authorities, internal drainage boards and the Environment Agency are working together with local communities to develop 1,500 schemes. These schemes will reduce flood risk […]

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This week, MPs from two Select Committees, the Environmental Audit Committee and the Environment Food and Rural Affairs Committee, came together for a joint debate in the House of Commons to hold the Government to account on its management of flood risk. A series of parliamentary inquiries have called for strengthened policies to protect UK […]

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ESI’s pioneering new study reveals the potential cost to property from the ‘hidden hazard’ of groundwater flooding in England. National mapping shows significant risk from groundwater as part of overall flood risk. Economic loss due to property damage may average £530m per year, approximately 30% of total monetised flood risk A divided regulatory structure and […]

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Climate change threatens ability of insurers to manage risk      Extreme weather is driving up uninsured losses and insurers must use investments to fund global warming resilience, says study  ClimateWise, a global network of 29 insurance industry organisations which is convened by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, has warned of the urgent need […]

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