What is the Scottish Flood Forum
The Scottish Flood Forum is a Scottish based Charitable Organisation that provides support for and represents those who are affected by or are at risk of flooding and is funded by the Scottish Government.
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Consultation on the implementing regulations for the Flood Reinsurance Scheme: The legislation for the Flood Re Scheme has been made through the Water Act 2014, which received Royal Assent on 14 May 2014. DEFRA are now inviting your views on the Government’s consultation on the Secondary Legislation for the Flood Reinsurance (Flood Re) Scheme.
The following documents may be found on Defra’s website: https://consult.defra.gov.uk/flooding/floodreinsurancescheme Consultation document, The Flood Reinsurance Scheme Regulations, Flood Re Impact Assessment
They welcome your views and comments on the proposals. If you wish to obtain a copy of this consultation. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
To submit your consultation response please complete the consultation questionnaire provided through Citizen Space (Citizen Space is an on-line consultation tool). Responses should be received by 16 September 2014.
ABI Says Current Flood Re Financial Management Rules ‘Unworkable’
The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has deemed the current draft rules on the financial management of Flood Re as “unworkable if passed into law in the current state”. The draft secondary legislation was published, a move the ABI said marked another step forward in developing Flood Re. However, Huw Evans, director of policy and deputy director general at the ABI, said: “Despite the fact that in discussions we have made some progress, the current draft rules on the financial management of Flood Re are not agreed with the industry and would be unworkable if passed into law in the current state …
What we provide to you
Help, advice and information if you’re flooded or at flood risk.
Flood advice, information, awareness, education and training to all parts of the private, voluntary and statutory sectors to help reduce the risk of flooding and particularly to support the recovery process following a flood incident.
Our aim is to establish a network, throughout Scotland, of community flood resilient groups to share information, experience and best practice.
Flooding recovery and advice
- Working in partnership with local authorities, we provide rapid deployment of recovery support to local authorities and communities following a flood throughout Scotland.
- Local authority and voluntary sector recovery training.
- Business continuity training for SME’S.
- Operational advice and strategy to flooded communities, individuals and businesses.
- Establish community recovery centres providing skilled advice and on going support for as long as appropriate following a flood.
- Help in forming a resilient community through exhibitions and information in promoting property flood protection and community emergency plans.
- Free property flood protection surveys.
Why is flooding such a problem?
Flooding of communities has potentially devastating implications for people and their property. Such flooding can start from various sources (e.g. rivers, the sea, surface water and the sewerage system) but the negative impacts are the same.
Climate change is predicted to increase the risk of such flooding over the coming decades: it is therefore imperative that the resilience of communities at flood risk is enhanced – through the raising of awareness, avoiding the risk of flooding in the first instance, alleviating flood risk through physical intervention (natural or engineered defenses) and, importantly, having the capacity in place to assist those communities who suffer flooding.