Flooded properties exemption
On 12 February 2014 the Prime Minister announced a comprehensive package of new measures to help businesses and communities hit by the floods during winter 2013.
Further detail on the eligibility criteria for these schemes is available on GOV.UK. For more information on how to get help please contact the Revenue Service.
Council Tax exemption for flooded properties
The Government has made funds available for this scheme to enable us to provide a Council Tax rebate to those whose homes have been flooded.
£5,000 repair and renewal grants
One-off, time-limited grants of up to £5,000 will be paid to flooded homeowners and businesses, once a professional survey to identify appropriate resilience measures has been completed. The cost of the survey is part of the grant.
Measures funded by these grants must not duplicate repairs that should be covered through insurance policies: the funding is solely available for additional future resilience or resistance measures.
The scheme will start from 1 April 2014. The Government will convene discussions with insurers, surveyors and councils to explore how best to align the scheme with the insurance assessment and loss adjuster process.