Support for flood-hit homes and businesses

Support for flood-hit homes and businesses

Support for flood-hit homes and businesses

On Wednesday, the Government announced a package of support for people who have suffered internal flood damage to their homes and businesses.

We are currently waiting on the Government to provide further details of how this funding will operate and when the funds will be made available to Councils to distribute to affected homes and businesses.

We appreciate the urgency of this funding for residents and businesses and as soon as we have this information, we will move quickly to ensure that residents and business can access funding.

The support that will be available through the Flood Recovery Framework, which is used in exceptional circumstances to support councils and communities following severe flooding, includes:

  • Flooded households in affected areas can apply for up to £500 to give cash quickly to help with immediate costs.
  • Households and businesses significantly affected by recent flooding will be eligible for 100% council tax and business rates relief for at least three months.
  • Small-to-medium sized businesses in affected areas will be eligible for up to £2,500 from the Business Recovery Grant to help them return quickly to business as usual.
  • Eligible flood-hit property owners will be able to apply for up to £5,000 to help make their homes and businesses more resilient to future flooding via the Property Flood Resilience Repair Grant Scheme.

We are currently working with colleagues at Nottinghamshire County Council to produce a comprehensive list of the properties that had internal flooding, so that as soon as we have further details of the funding, we are able to provide residents and businesses with this essential support.

More details on this funding can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-announces-support-for-flood-hit-areas

More information on the Council's response to flood hit areas, information on other hardship funds, and general flood advice can be found in our Flooding pages


Last Updated on Tuesday, November 28, 2023