Government invests heavily in flood alleviation

The government is investing over £860m during 2021-22 to protect homes and businesses from flooding and coastal erosion. It is part of a £5.2bn package to be spent over the next six years, the details of which are set out in the Flood and Coastal Erosion Investment Plan, published on 29 July. It will, the government pledges, help prevent £32bn of economic damage and protect 336,000 properties by 2027.

In autumn, the government is also due to publish a consultation on how it can better protect those communities most at risk of flooding.

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