Stonewalled on flood defences

When the UK was hit by floods in the spring of last year, the breakfast television news was inundated with e-mails on the issue.

One that stuck in my mind had been sent by a viewer who believed that the insurance industry should fund the cost of flood defences, as it was in their financial interests to do so.

At the time, this raised an eyebrow and nothing more; but it suddenly came back to me at a press conference to launch some fundamental and much-needed changes to the way in which the coastal

Only users who have a paid subscription or are part of a corporate subscription are able to print or copy content.

To access these options, along with all other subscription benefits, please contact [email protected].

You are currently unable to copy this content. Please contact [email protected] to find out more.

Sorry, our subscription options are not loading right now

Please try again later. Get in touch with our customer services team if this issue persists.

New to Insurance Age? View our subscription options

If you already have an account, please sign in here.

To continue reading...

You need to sign in to use this feature. If you don’t have an Insurance Age account, please register now.

Sign in
You are currently on corporate access.

To use this feature you will need an individual account. If you have one already please sign in.

Sign in.

Alternatively you can request an indvidual account here: