Household flood insurance

Published Thursday, April 18, 2013

There could be large flood insurance cost increases in coming years. New arrangements to ensure that affordable flood insurance remains widely available are currently being debated. The Government said that that it would make an announcement in spring 2012, but it is still in consultation with the insurance industry.

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There could be large flood insurance cost increases in coming years. New arrangements to ensure that affordable flood insurance remains widely available are currently being debated. The Government said that that it would make an announcement in spring 2012, but it is still in consultation with the insurance industry.

This note discusses the background to this issue, explores possible options for the future and describes what householders can do to keep their flood-related insurance premiums down.

Information about the insurance aspects of this topic should be addressed to Timothy Edmonds. Information concerned more directly to flood defence measures to Oliver Bennett.

Commons Briefing papers SN06187

Authors: Oliver Bennett; Tim Edmonds

Topics: Flooding, Water

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