Author Archive

United Kingdom: For flood-hit areas the problems don’t stop after the waters have receded

Guardian: Government pledges to spend billions of pounds on flood defences won’t necessarily shield householders against rising insurance costs in flood-hit areas of the country, despite the protection they offer. Around £23m of defences were completed in June in the Northumberland town of Morpeth after major floods in 2008 and 2012 wrought devastation. Yet some householders near the river Wansbeck still face massive and sometimes rising insurance premiums. Labour MP for Morpeth, Ian Lavery, has raised the...