Flood protection for households a ‘priority’

Council leaders are warning that households will be at risk from flooding if action to protect homes isn’t made a priority. A recent survey found that 60 per cent of councils lack the necessary funds to fulfil their flood responsibilities. Town halls are calling on the government to make new flooding laws a priority and to set out clear rules for water companies to cooperate with councils in planning against floods, saying the situation cannot continue where it is not clear who is responsible for dealing with different aspects of flood protection.