UK storms

Flood insurance: Government's leaky plan has Catch-22

Personal Finance
Fri 14 Feb, AT 15:08

Cost of the bad weather could reach £1bn, with claims expected to hit £30,000 each

Floods: 'Money is no object' becomes 'No blank cheque'

Wed 12 Feb, AT 10:03
The Mole

Cameron's pledge that 'We are a wealthy country' has Whitehall spin doctors rowing quickly backwards

Infographic: how often has the Thames Barrier been used?

By the Numbers
Wed 12 Feb, AT 10:40

The Thames Barrier has been raised 28 times in the last ten weeks – that's 20% of the total since it was built


Flooding gets more political as Labour appointees are blamed

Mon 10 Feb, AT 11:43
The Mole

As Lord Smith tries to defend Environment Agency, Baroness Young's spell in charge raises questions

Total flood protection is a myth: we must learn to live with it

Mon 10 Feb, AT 09:41
The Conversation

The trouble with building flood defences is that it encourages risky development, says Keith Beven

Flooding fiasco: timely op puts hapless Paterson out of frame

Thu 6 Feb, AT 09:32
The Mole

Environment Secretary's emergency operation means trusty Eric Pickles now takes charge of flooding

UK floods: ministers to quiz insurers over claims

One-Minute Read
Tue 18 Feb, AT 09:12

Final floods damage bill could cost insurers as much as £1bn, prompting fears of a rise in premiums

557 job cuts in flood protection: bad timing for Owen Paterson

Fri 3 Jan, AT 10:14
The Mole

As Cobra meets to discuss flooding, Environment Secretary is left in deep water by predecessor

UK weather: homes flooded as storm hits Britain

One-Minute Read
Fri 3 Jan, AT 15:20

Flood warnings issued across the UK as high tides combine with Atlantic storms to pose threat to life