flood insurance

Government rejects bid for fairer funding of Humber flood defences

Hull North MP Diana Johnson has expressed disappointment at news that the Government has rejected the bid for extra funding for Humber Estuary flood defence works.
Hull North MP Diana Johnson said: "So far the Government has announced £86m for Humber Estuary tidal flood defence works over the next six years. This is less than 10% of what the Environment Agency says the Humber Estuary needs in the next decade.

MP raises plight of those hit by tidal surge

Hull North MP Diana Johnson pressed Ministers on flood assistance to Hull homes and businesses affected by the December 2013 East Coast tidal surge.

Speaking in DEFRA Questions in the House of Commons, Diana Johnson MP said: "After Eton flooded in February, the Prime Minister promised that money would be no object. However, for many Hull homes and businesses hit by the December tidal surge, that soon changed to "Out of sight, out of mind," and they are still awaiting help.

MP highlights flooded Hull firm’s 490% hike for insurance

Hull North MP Diana Johnson today told the House of Commons about a Hull business that faces an annual insurance bill increase from £1,100 to £6,500.

The increase follows the firm being flooded in the December 2013 East Coast tidal surge.
Diana Johnson MP told the House of Commons in Business Questions: "I am sure the Leader of the House will be concerned to learn that the insurance premium of a small business that was flooded during the December tidal surge in Hull has been increased from £1,100 to £6,500, as a result of which it is unlikely to remain viable.

Coalition's 'Flood Re' scheme doesn't hold water

Diana Johnson MP's article in the 30 November 2013 edition of the Hull Daily Mail on flood insurance can be read below, or at http://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/Government-s-flood-insurance-plans-fail-meet/story-20244256-detail/story.html.

As plans for a new flood insurance scheme move forward, Hull North MP Diana Johnson shares her concerns about what it means for households and businesses in Hull