RSA hits out at Government flood plans

"We are very disappointed that the £800m earmarked for flood risk management will not come into effect until 2010. The severe flooding events of this summer highlights the need for this increased investment to come on stream as soon as possible in order to minimise the risk of a repeat of these floods,” said Alan Gairns, property development manager at RSA .

He continued: “Back in 2004 the Government's own Scientific Department said funding should be immediately increased to take account of