PM announces plans to help victims of flooding

The Prime Minister David Cameron has announced today there will be new funding schemes for homeowners and businesses in floods hit areas.

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Government to help people affected by flooding

Areas of inner-city Worcester resemble a lake Credit: ITV News Central

Details of a scheme to help victims of flooding in the Midlands, announced last week, have been released today.

The scheme was launched by the Prime Minster as part of a comprehensive package to help homeowners and businesses in flood affected areas make their properties more resilient to flooding in the future.

The Government aims to support businesses as part of the plan:

Support for Businesses

  • 100% business rate relief for three months if flooded since December
  • Government will reimburse council costs of 100% rate relief
  • Council funding to help flooded businesses and those who have been indirectly affected through loss of trade

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