Boris Johnson Must Ask The EU For The Insurance Fund Money Yorkshire Flooding Victims Deserve
European Union (EU) members can apply for free money from the EU Solidarity Fund, designed for when natural disasters strike, such as the recent flooding in Yorkshire. The UK is still a member of the EU and has paid into this fund so is entitled to it.
The EU has already said the UK government could apply for up to £436m on behalf of South Yorkshire but the Prime Minister still hasn't.
When Cumbria flooded in 2015 then Prime Minister, David Cameron, delayed applying for EU Solidarity Fund money until just three days before the deadline, until succumbing to much public pressure. It seems our current Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, also doesn't want the public to see the EU helping us, despite the impact the floods have had on people's lives.
On November the 14th the Environment Agency estimated that 830 properties had been flooded but this figure was challenged by The Guardian, which contacted local authorities and found that at least 1,758 properties had been flooded.
Many of the flooding victims could not afford insurance, some businesses and homes were not eligible and others have discovered that in the small print their insurance company said they wouldn't cover flooding.
People living in flooded homes in South Yorkshire say they have been told they cannot clean up until insurers have assessed the damage and many are still waiting.
We call on the Prime Minister to ask the EU for the money from the EU solidarity Fund which UK flooding victims deserve.
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