Flood spending decisions 'perverse', Green Alliance says

Flood spending decisions 'perverse', Green Alliance says

England spends nearly four times more on activities that may cause flooding than it invests to combat flooding, the Green Alliance think tank has said.
It says £1.5bn went on subsidies for farm management that ignores or increases flood risk, while help from the EU farm policy for land management that reduces flooding totals £419m.
Green Alliance said money was being spent "in ways that are perverse."
The government said natural flood management plays "an important role".
Currently farmers get grants based on the amount of land they own.
The report wants farmers to be... read more

28 November 2016 in Regional, Views: 65
Source: BBC

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