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Flooded out farmers yet to receive promised £10million payout

The Somerset Levels, as they were in March this year. Photo: ITV News

ITV News has learned that none of the £10 million pounds set aside by the Prime Minister to help those affected by the floods has been paid out yet.

The government unveiled the £10 million package of support back in March to help farmers and SMEs cope with the clean up costs and keep trading, but those afflicted say the complicated claims procedure is delaying payments.

Though the flood waters have receded, many farmers say long-term damage remains: Water damaged grass has little nutritional value, and animals fed on it are not growing at the rate they should be.

Smaller animals mean less money for farmers already struggling to regain their livelihoods.

Consumer Editor Chris Choi reports from Somerset.