UK flood defence cuts leave 5m vulnerable homes ‘at risk’

Guardian: The government's cuts to the UK's flood defence budgets risk leaving the country's 5m at-risk homes less protected and the poorest communities losing out to richer areas, according to a critical report by MPs. "Urgent action is needed to ensure that our communities are adequately and effectively protected from flooding," said Anne McIntosh, a Conservative MP and chair of the Environment, Food and Rural affairs select committee. The increased risk of flooding, such as the floods that swamped......

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