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UK government expected to double funding for flood defense to £5.2 billion

Christian Fernsby |
Funding for flood defences is expected to be doubled in the in upcoming Budget, the Treasury has said.

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Topics: FLOOD    UK   

Around £5.2 billion is set to be invested, which would help build 2,000 new flood and coastal defence schemes.

The first budget of Boris Johnson's majority government is set to be announced on March 11.

This investment will protect 336,000 properties in England over the next six years, the Chancellor is set to announce.

The government claims the funding will cut national flood risk in England by 11pc by 2027.

Parts of the UK were battered by widespread flooding when storms Dennis and Ciara swept into the region last month.

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