Flood support

Tuesday, 18 March, 2014

Hayling IslandAfter the floods - Practical advice on what to do if your property has been affected by flooding. [PDF 1.9Mb]

Financial help
The Government has announced a number of schemes to support those households and businesses affected by the recent flooding. These are summarised below.

More detailed information on the schemes, including criteria for eligibility, can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/flood-support-package-for-homeowners-and-businesses.

Council Tax relief – apply for council tax rebate if your home has been flooded: please apply in writing to Havant Borough Council giving details of your circumstances and a daytime telephone number if possible:
email havant.counciltax@secure.capita.co.uk
or write to Havant Borough Council, Revenues and Benefits Services, PO Box 75, Havant PO9 2ER.

‘Repair and Renew’ grant – up to £5,000 to fund addition flood resilience or resistance measures for homes and businesses, beyond repairs that would be covered by insurance. To apply, please complete and send the attached form.
phone 023 9244 6019, email customer.services@havant.gov.uk, or write to Customer Services, Public Service Plaza, Civic Centre Road, Havant PO9 2AX.  

Business Rate relief – 100% rate relief for 3 months for flooded businesses: please apply in writing to Havant Borough Council giving details of your circumstances and a daytime telephone number if possible:
email havant.businessrates@secure.capita.co.uk or write to Havant Business Rates, PO Box 188, Erith DA8 9EZ

Business Support Scheme – the council has been awarded a modest sum of money to help small and medium-sized enterprises affected by the floods:
phone 023 9244 6019, email customer.services@havant.gov.uk or write to Customer Services, Public Service Plaza, Civic Centre Road, Havant PO9 2AX.  

Time to Pay – scheme allowing businesses additional time to pay VAT, PAYE and corporation taxes: contact HM Revenues and Customs on 0800 904 7900.

Banking support – some banks have announced support programmes for their own customers.

Farming Recovery Fund – grants for the restoration of agricultural land: apply direct to the Government
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/farming-recovery-fund-guidance-for-applicants