United Kingdom: Local authority flood defence funding cut by third next year

Guardian: Funding for councils to deal with flooding has been slashed by a third by ministers, prompting community groups and Labour to say the government is going backwards on managing flood risk. Last winter, the wettest on record, saw devastating flooding across the country and forced David Cameron to reverse earlier cuts to flood defence budgets. The revelation of the new cuts to council flood budgets in England comes as the Met Office’s three-month outlook indicates this winter is likely to be wetter......

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