Insurers attack DEFRA over flood risk cover

January 2012
ENDS (Environmental Data Services);Jan2012, Issue 444, p38
The article reports that a risk pool wherein government subsidizes the insurance of high-risk properties is a way to make insurance more affordable for houses in flood zones in Great Britain according to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). It says that DEFRA data sets out what needs to happen to move to a risk-based system for insuring food-prone properties. According to the author, the lack of solution can affect yearly renewal of insurance policies after June 2012.


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