Greg Clark, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, has announced today an additional £50 million in funding to help councils deal with flood victims.
The money can be used by local authorities to help support local householders and businesses deal with some of the worst flooding seen over recent years. Clark said in a statement:
“No-one could fail to be moved by the scenes of devastation left in the wake of storm Eva – we’re determined to ensure all those affected get the support they need quickly.
That’s why today we’re extending government support to those communities by £50 million, matching the funding already announced for areas affected by storm Desmond.
As part of this, councils facing clean-up costs can be confident they will get the support they need through the extension of the Bellwin Scheme”.