Biba approves of 'progress' in government flood guard plans

The government's recent flood defence initiatives have been welcomed by the British Insurance Brokers' Association (Biba), which described them as "strong progress" towards dealing with flood risks and disasters.

The draft Flood and Water Management Bill, introduced by Environment Secretary Hilary Benn, aims to improve security, service and sustainability for UK communities. It will also attempt to establish more clearly defined roles and responsibilities for the Environment Agency, local author