Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Protecting homes from flooding and coastal erosion

New figures announced today show that 314,000 homes across the UK have been better protected by the government's £2.6 billion investment in flooding and coastal erosion protection, protecting communities for future generations.

  • Britain's £2.6 billion flooding and coastal erosion programme has already provided vital protections, but we know there is more to do to protect businesses and households from flooding.
  • This will building on the £2.6 billion spent between 2015-2021, which delivered more than 850 defences, protected an exceeded target of 314,000 homes, and saved the economy over £28 billion in avoided damages, and will double our investment to £5.2 billion for the next six years – building 2,000 new flood defences and reducing the national flood risk by up to 11 per cent.
  • This investment will help to avoid £32 billion of wider economic damages whilst giving families and businesses peace of mind and long-term protection against the devastation of flooding. 

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