AA warns flood defence cuts could make hundreds of thousands of homes uninsurable

Flood in Carlisle

In an open letter to the Rt Hon Caroline Spelman MP, the Environment Secretary, Simon Douglas, director of AA Insurance, said that any cut in spending on protecting flood prone parts of the UK could see hundreds of thousands of homes becoming uninsurable and thus un-mortgageable and that insurance premiums would inevitably rise for everyone.

Mr Douglas said: “Millions of people are at risk of inundation from overflowing rivers, coasts and estuaries during extremes of weather and that risk is

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