DEFRA rejects £1.4bn flooding shortfall claim

Debate over spending on flood protection is set to continue after the government said it “does not recognise” figures issued by the Committee on Climate Change. These were meant to draw a line under the issue

Government spending is too low to prevent an increase in flood risk, says the CCC (photograph: John Barker, CC by SA 2.0)The government has denied claims it plans to spend £1.4bn less than is needed to stop a rise in the number of homes at risk of flooding.

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