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Flood Support Schemes

The government has announced a number of schemes to help businesses and homeowners recover from flooding since 1 December 2013. Please see the government’s Flood Support Schemes Guidance Notes for more information.

The following schemes have been announced:

1. The Repair and Renew Grant
All homeowners and businesses that have suffered flood damage between 1st December 2013 and 31st March 2014 may be eligible for a grant.
Grants will be available to fund measures that will improve a property’s resilience or resistance to flooding over and above repairs that are normally covered by insurance.
Full details about how the Repair and Renew Grant funding will operate have now been published.

2. Business Rates Flooding Relief
Business properties that have been flooded may be eligible for 100% business rate relief for three months. Eligible business properties that have been flooded on any day between 1st December 2013 and 31st March 2014 are entitled to apply.

3. Council Tax Discounts
Council Tax discounts are available to homeowners whose homes have been flooded at any time between 1 December 2013 and 31 March 2014.

If your home or business property is within the Southampton City Council area and has been affected by flooding since 1 December 2013 and you think you may be eligible for one or more of the above schemes, please email your details it to

If you have any queries, please call us on 023 8083 3000

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