Yesterday, I wrote about government funding for flood hit properties. Shropshire Council is now asking people to call if they have been affected. I would advise any household or business to call the council to register their needs. I don’t know anything about how the funding will be awarded, other than the details I published yesterday. Shropshire Council officers have been working absolutely flat out. We will need to wait a few days for the details. I would, however, advise those affected to register by ringing Shropshire Council. 0345 678 9006. I hope there will more online information in the next few days. Let me know how you get on if you are applying.

Shropshire Council’s press release 19 February 2020.

Has your home or business been affected by flooding?

Financial support is available from the Government for eligible households and businesses, including:

  • £500 hardship payments to help with the immediate recovery.
  • Up to £5000 grants to help protect homes and businesses from future flooding.
  • 100% council tax and business rates relief.
  • £2500 grants for small and medium-sized businesses for impacts that can’t be recovered from insurance.

To find out if you are eligible and for more information please call 0345 678 9006.

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