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Budget statement on funds for flood damage.

Following the Chancellor making an extra £140 million available for flood damage resolution, Richfords Fire & Flood’s Business Development Director, Michael Cooper, said:

“Following the winter storms this year, the country’s flood defences have taken a real battering. The Chancellor’s budget announcement will come as welcome news to communities throughout Britain who have been so badly affected.”

“It is a welcome shot in the arm. It may be the case that more is needed in the future but this announcement at least makes funds available so that the necessary emergency work can get underway.”

“With so many people hit by the recent floods reporting they are having trouble getting flood cover, we would like the government to now put more work into resolving the situation. This was a looming crisis which has now firmly arrived.”


For further comment and interviews, call: Michael Cooper 01209 722 522 / 07968 175 455

Note for editors:

  • Ricfords Fire & Flood have bases in Pool (Cornwall) and Cullompton (Devon)