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Major package of support for storm hit areas in UK

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | February 19, 2020
The UK government has yesterday announced thousands of pounds of support for people affected by flooding following Storms Dennis and Ciara.
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Under the Flood Recovery Framework and as some affected areas move into recovery, families and businesses will receive funding from their local councils after a set of support packages were announced by the Local Government Secretary Robert Jenrick.

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Under the measures announced yesterday:

Flood-hit households in affected areas can apply for up to £500 in financial hardship payments to give cash quickly to those in short-term need;

Households and businesses significantly affected by recent flooding will be eligible for 100% council tax and business rates relief for at least three months;

Small-to-medium sized businesses in affected areas which have suffered severe, uninsurable losses will be eligible for up to £2,500 from the Business Recovery Grant;

Flood-hit homes and businesses can apply for up to £5,000 to help make them more resilient to future flooding; and

The Local Government Secretary also announced the government would convene the cross-Whitehall Flood Recovery Taskforce, including environment, businesses and transport ministers, to provide individual areas with bespoke support and guidance. The first meeting will take place this week.


 

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