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Water Bill: Flood insurance

A briefing on the social implications of the Flood Re insurance policy and how these can be addressed in the Water Bill.

Written by:
Katharine Knox
Date published:

The Flood Re insurance policy, proposed in the Water Bill, is a way of pooling a small amount of premiums from all households to ensure that flood insurance remains affordable to homes at high risk of flooding.

Through its research on climate change and social justice JRF has been considering social vulnerability to flooding in the UK and examining the future of flood insurance as an important safety net for people who may be affected by flooding. This briefing outlines our concerns and recommendations for flood insurance policy, based on evidence from our research.