This action plan sets out recommendations from the Property Level Flood Resilience Roundtable of the United Kingdom government. In 2015, the roundtable was asked to look at ways to help people protect their property and businesses from the effects of flooding. This action plan sets out what the group has done so far, what it plans to do in the future and its recommendations to government.
The suggested recommendations include:
- Further exploration of whether Building Regulations can be better used to encourage flood resistant and resilient construction in a way that is tailored to meet the needs of properties in areas at risk of flooding.
- A programme of work undertaken by Flood Re to provide the evidence base to understand how householders and insurers can be supported and potentially incentivised by Flood Re in the future to manage the risk of flooding and reduce the cost of claims through resilience and other measures.
- Rigorous independent standards with proper certification process for flood products.
- An independently run on-line information portal and data warehouse that properly informs householders and small businesses about what to do to make their properties resilient to flooding.
- A strong partnership between insurers surveyors, the legal profession, materials producers and the government, to encourage and enable the take-up of flood resilient measures and behaviour by householders and small businesses.