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Government money announced for storm-flooded areas

Appleby in Cumbria was badly hit by Storm Ciara. Credit: PA

Storm-hit business and homeowners can apply for funding from the government to repair damage and make their homes more resilient in future.

Local Government Secretary has triggered Flood Recovery Framework to support areas hit by Storm Dennis and Storm Ciara.

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  • Flood-hit homes and businesses can apply for up to £5,000 to help make them more resilient to future flooding
  • Flood-hit households can apply for up to £500 and 100% council tax relief
  • Flooded businesses can apply for up to £2,500 and 100% business rates relief

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Storms Dennis and Ciara have severely impacted a large number of households and businesses – and I recognise how destabilising this can be.

This extra support, including new funding, will help people in the worst-hit areas to recover and get back on their feet as soon as possible.

I’d like to thank the emergency services and key agencies on the ground for their dedication and tireless work to help everyone affected in extremely challenging circumstances.”

– Robert Jenrick MP, Local Government Secretary

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