Often shrouded in political spin, much of the debate about flooding is to do with money. Funding can (and generally does) vary with political priorities and reflect prevailing socioeconomic trends, leading to conjecture around the scale of funding provision and prioritisation.
This report explains and reflects on how much
funding has been made available for flooding
and coastal erosion risk management (FCERM)
in recent years, how funds are prioritised and
allocated, and whether future investment
plans will reduce flood and coastal erosion
risk in the future.