9,000 homes to miss out on Flood Re

The Financial Times has reported confirmation from Defra that 3,800 homes in council tax Band H and 5,000 new builds will not be covered by Floor Re.

Flood Re will see every UK household pay an additional £10 a year on top of their premium into a central pool of funds, also contributed to by insurers, which will pay for the flood risk element of insurance for high-risk homes.

According to the government’s flood insurance agreement, which is due to start next year, does not cover homes built after 2009, or properties in council tax Band H.

The FT reported that Defra told them 3,800 homes in England and Wales in Bank H are at high risk of flooding and will not be covered.

In addition, about 5,000 homes have been built on flood plains since 2009, meaning they will also not be included.

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