Ed Miliband in Somerset today to discuss flood insurance

The Labour Leader, Ed Miliband, is visiting Somerset flood victims today to discuss insurance claims. His visit coincides with a Downing Street summit on the issue.

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Trade down a quarter thanks to floods

Businesses affected by flooding in Somerset have lost more than £17,000 each in just six weeks.

That's according to a survey by the Somerset Chamber of Commerce, which estimates trade is down a quarter on average.

Half of those questioned said their journeys to work had doubled and they were also hit by phone and computer problems. The chief executive says the £10million pledged to help flood-hit businesses will only scratch the surface.

Somerset Chamber of Commerce says flood-hit businesses have lost £17,000 each Credit: ITV News West Country

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