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Cash flow problem for Cockermouth's flood defences

Up to 200,000 homes will face insurance problems when a government agreement ends next year, the Association of British Insurers (ABI) has said.

At the moment the pact obliges insurers to provide cover for high-risk properties while the government continues to improve flood defences.

But the ABI wants the government to share the risk for the most vulnerable properties.

The BBC's Danny Savage reports from Cockermouth where it is feared a lack of cash to complete improvement work could be a problem.

  • 31 Jan 2012
  • From the section UK
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