Our Build Back Better proposals, which have Government support, are designed to reduce the cost and impact of future floods by including property resilience measures as part of flood repairs.
Our research found that not only will Build Back Better encourage PFR take-up, it will also reduce the severity and frequency of flood insurance claims. This will mean reduced costs for insurers and lower premiums for households. Furthermore, by driving innovation and raising standards across the market, Build Back Better will benefit the entire UK housing stock.
Mary Dhonau visits Karen in Appleby who has been flooded three times. In 2015, Karen was forced out of her home for eight months when 1.5m of water filled her home, which led to an insurance bill of £48k. Mary talks to Karen to find out how installing PFR enabled her to return home within only 24-hours of being flooded in 2020, with minimum disruption.