Friday, March 18, 2016

Action on Flood Defences

Total national public investment on improving flood defences in the last two parliaments and proposed for the present one:


2005-2010 (Labour) - £1.5 billion spent on improving flood defences

2010-2015 (Coalition) - £2 billion spent improving flood defences

2015-2020 (Conservative) Original plan - £2.3 billion to be spent improving flood defences

Budget 2016 - £700 million added

2015-2020 (Conservative) Updated plans - £3 billion to be spent improving flood defences


£58 million of the extra £700 million will come to Cumbria, making a total of £132 million investment on improved flood defences in the county in this parliament.

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