The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has repeated its plea for the Government to take action to reduce the level of flood risk in a meeting with Government ministers this morning.
The ABI last urged the Government to take action in August in response to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on the Climate Change Bill.
Stephen Haddrill, director general of the ABI, says: "We pressed the Government to act quickly to reduce the level of flood risk, whether associated with river, coastal or surface flooding.
“We urged ministers to bring forward the planned increased spending on flood defences and flood management, currently promised for 2010 to 2011.
“And we stressed that ministers should act quickly once the Pitt Review on lessons learnt has concluded its work."
Insurers have dealt with more than 130,000 claims for homes, businesses and motor vehicles since the floods in Hull, Sheffield, Doncaster and surrounding areas 100 days ago. The ABI expects the cost of claims from flooding in June and July to exceed £3bn.
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