Act now on flood defence, report urges

As floods once again inundated parts of the UK and left rural communities counting the cost, insurers and the Government have been urged to get their heads together to solve the thorny issues surrounding flood defence.

January saw many areas of the UK deluged, with over 130 rivers put on flood alert; and although the number of properties flooded was relatively small, large areas of farmland were left under feet of water.

New research from the Benfield Greig Hazard Research Centre has concluded