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Inland flood defences save the UK £1.1 billion a year

£1.1 billion a year of flood damage is being prevented by the UK’s current network of river barriers and defences, according to landmark research being published today. It’s the first time the financial contribution of river water defences has been quantified in

Flood Re premiums cut by up to £112 from New Year’s Day

Scheme anticipates that households in flood-prone parts of the country may pay significantly less for home insurance from January 2019 From 1 January 2019, the Flood Re reinsurance premiums charged to insurers will be cut by up to £112. The decision is

Guest blog: Paul Cobbing, Chief Executive of National Flood Forum

Paul Cobbing, Chief Executive of National Flood Forum joins us to look at the importance of the Let’s Talk About Flooding campaign With the growing population, an increasing demand for housing, ageing infrastructure and the impacts of climate change, flooding is a

Guest blog: London Flood Awareness Week – how prepared are you for flooding in London?

Did you know that 1.3 million people are living and working in areas of the city at risk of tidal and river flooding? How about that around a third of London’s basement properties are at risk of flooding in a severe storm?

Flood Re announces reduction in reinsurance premium charges of up to £112

Scheme anticipates that households in flood-prone parts of the country will pay less for flood cover insurance from January 2019 Flood Re is today announcing it will reduce the reinsurance premiums it charges to insurers from 1 January 2019. The decision is

Flood Re sets out long term vision for affordable flood insurance for all households

Flood Re has today released its second transition plan – entitled ‘Flood Re, Our Vision: Preparing for a future of affordable flood insurance” – which outlines its latest thinking on moving to affordable risk-reflective pricing by 2039. The vision sets out 12

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