Flood-hit communities offered share of £100m government funding to bolster defences

Communities across England which have suffered the “miserable” devastation of repeated flooding in recent years are to be offered a share of a fresh £100m ringfenced government funding pot announced today to help better protect their properties. The £100m Frequently Flooded Allowance is aimed at improving access to public funding for communities where 10 or … Read more

Excess deaths: CCC warns UK homes must be prepared for rising temperatures

The number of heat-related deaths could triple by 2050 if action is not taken to make the UK’s homes better at keeping citizens cool during periods of extreme heat, the Climate Change Committee (CCC) has this week warned. A report published yesterday by the government’s climate advisors called on ministers to take urgent, cross-departmental action … Read more

Extreme weather: Grid operators ordered to review storm response plans

Grid operators have today been ordered to review their severe weather escalation plans and improve their communications systems, following the widespread blackouts that followed last year’s Storm Arwen. The Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) today published the formal review of the electricity industry’s response to Storm Arwen in November 2021, which saw … Read more