England & Wales

After the flood: Who should pay the bill?

Last week’s terrible floods in Cumbria catapulted flood management to the top of the political agenda. Speaking at last week’s LGiU conference on flooding, Allerdale Council Leader Tim Heslop discussed the “massive recovery effort” that local government will be required to lead. How should councils finance these costs? More on this is available at ConservativeHome Local Government Blog.