High and dry?


This latest report from UK think tank Bright Blue looks at flooding and flood insurance.

This report identifies the number and location of residential properties in England that are at-risk at some point of having no flood insurance because they are in high-risk flooding zones and were built after 2008 so are not covered by the government and industry Flood Re insurance scheme. The research, authored by Associate Fellow Helen Jackson, uses Land Registry data on property transactions alongside Environment Agency geospatial flood risk data products. It defines properties ‘at-risk’ of at some point becoming uninsurable as those built after 2008 and located in postcodes in what government and public authorities deem Flood Zone 3, defended or undefended.

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