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Spending review 2015 | More than 1,500 anti-flood projects pledged

Flooding

More than 1,500 flood defence schemes will be funded in the six years to April 2021, the government has insisted.

Chancellor George Osborne set aside £2.3bn for the projects in today’s spending review.

He added that flood defence maintenance funding would be protected from cuts as Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs’ revenue spending fell by 15% this Parliament.

Osborne said: “Defra’s day-to-day budget falls by 15% in this spending review, but we’re committing over £2bn to protect 300,000 homes from flooding.”

 

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