BIBA call to help protect flood-zone properties

In its response to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) consultation into flood protection for homes and businesses, Biba has called for:

free flood surveys for homes and businesses in high-risk flood-zones – not limited to low-income families; the government to make it compulsory to carry out resilient repair work on high-risk properties; a VAT exemption for all flood repair work to encourage all home-owners and businesses to take the necessary steps to protect th