DEFRA seeks new sources of cash for flood defences

The government is overhauling the system of who pays for flood defences to cut costs. The changes will lead to increased local choice and more projects coming forward, it says

Hull’s tidal barrier. Councils looking to build similar flood defences could need to stump up more money in future under DEFRA proposals. Courtesy of the Environment Agency
Hull’s tidal barrier. Councils looking to build similar flood defences could need to stump up more money in future under DEFRA proposals. Courtesy of the Environment Agency

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