The Association of British Insurers estimates it will be paying out £1.1 billion to customers affected by floods and storms in the wettest winter on record.
£446 million of that figure will be paid out for flood damage alone. Here is how it breaks down:
- £276 million in payouts
- 9,000 flood-hit home owners
- £149 million in payouts
- 3,100 claims were received from this sector
- £22 million will be paid to flood-hit vehicle owners
- 5,400 claims for flooded vehicles
More top news
The funding will be made available immediately to protect and restore the habitat, including in areas affected by the current fires.
Soaring temperatures & more strong sunshine
Beachgoers said they had been left struggling to breathe but the cause is unknown and is being investigated.