Flood recovery and management in England and Wales

Communities impacted in England by recent flooding will benefit from thousands of pounds of UK Government funding and the Welsh Government is combatting flood risk with a £4.6m programme for rural catchments.

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Flood Recovery Framework

Activated at Ministerial discretion in exceptional circumstances to support councils and communities, the Flood Recovery Framework in England provides around £500 per affected household for immediate costs, plus measures to help businesses including:

  • 100% council tax and business rates relief for at least three months for those significantly affected
  • Up to £2,500 from the Business Recovery Grant to help small-to-medium-sized businesses return quickly to business as usual
  • On applications, up to £5,000 to help make homes and businesses more resilient to future flooding via the Property Flood Resilience Repair Grant Scheme

Support will be available through local councils who will announce further details on eligibility and how to apply.

Natural Flood Management Accelerator Programme in Wales

The programme is funding 23 projects, across eight different Risk Management Authority areas and will aim to reduce flood risk to up to 2,000 properties, enhance the natural environment, expand wetland and woodland habitats, bolster the number of Natural Flood Management schemes and support delivery of the Programme for Government commitment by 2026.

This two-year programme builds on previous successful projects and the new investment will further expand collaboration with Welsh farmers, landowners and third-sector organisations to deliver flood solutions across all major river catchments

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