Ed Miliband to call for faster flooding insurance claims

Insurance bosses will meet ministers to discuss their response to the flood crisis. Victims have received £14m in emergency payments so far. Ed Miliband will call for faster processing of insurance claims when he too meets industry representatives.

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Ed Miliband to call for faster flooding insurance claims

Labour leader Ed Miliband will call for faster processing of insurance claims when he too meets industry representatives and people who have suffered flooding.

Labour leader Ed Miliband (right) and Victoria Groulef (left), Labour's Parliamentary Candidate for Reading West. Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Initial payments should be made within a month, he will suggest, and a new industry standard set to greatly reduce the maximum wait to have a claim completed and return home.That could take more than a year at present, Labour said.

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