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ABI: Flood and water management bills must stem the tide, says the ABI

Commenting on today's publication of the draft Flood and Water Management Bill, Stephen Haddrill, the ABI's Director General, said:

"This draft Bill is an essential step in implementing the Pitt report and in making homeowners in England and Wales safer against flooding. The ABI urges all political parties to reach a rapid consensus on the Bill so that it can be introduced and brought into law as quickly as possible. We look forward to the second key step: the publication of a long-term funding strategy. Both are essential elements in insurers' deal with the Government that they will continue to provide flood insurance to homes at risk."

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Notes for Editors

1. Enquiries to:
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2. The ABI is the voice of the insurance and investment industry. Its members constitute over 90 per cent of the insurance market in the UK and 20 per cent across the EU. They control assets equivalent to a quarter of the UK's capital. They are the risk managers of the UK's economy and society. Through the ABI their voice is heard in Government and in public debate on insurance, savings and investment matters.

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4. More news and information from the ABI is available on our web site, www.abi.org.uk.

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