Government flood defence funding falls £32m

The government plans to spend £32m less on England’s flood defences in the next financial year following a drop of £17m in the previous period, official figures reveal

The number of homes at risk of surface water flooding is increasing. Photograph: Steve AllenUK/123RF
Flood defence funding has decreased over the last couple of years

The government plans to spend £32m less on England’s flood defences in the next financial year following a drop of £17m in the previous period, official figures reveal.

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