Campaign for insurance deal for flood-risk areas

A Yorkshire MP is calling for the government to ensure residents living in high risk flooding areas are not left without insurance.

MP Mary Creagh, who is also the Shadow Environment Secretary, was speaking at a flooding conference in York. Currently a deal between the Government and insurance companies means properties prone to flooding are guaranteed to get cover.

It's due to stop in June when it's feared insurance costs could rocket. Matt Cullen from the Association of British Insurers believes there is a solution.

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