02
NOV
2016

MPs say Flood Strategy Needs A ‘Radical’ Overhaul

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MPs have said The Environment Agency and the way we handle the risk of flooding needs a major overhaul.

Government is spending more money on managing the risk of flooding, this is still “unlikely” to be enough to “deliver sufficient protection” in the future, the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee has said.

It has been suggested that responsibility for handling the threat be taken from The Environment Agency and given to a new national floods commissioner for England and a new English Rivers and Coastal Authority.

The proposal is being welcomed by some victims of flooding. The last two winters have seen tens of thousands of homes and businesses hit by flooding in areas such as Somerset, Yorkshire, Lancashire and the Thames Valley.

For the full article, please visit; (Sky News, http://news.sky.com/story/flood-strategy-needs-a-radical-overhaul-say-mps-10641375)

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