MK flooding update

Thursday 7 June 2018

 

Following the impact of the adverse weather in some parts of Milton Keynes between 27 to 28 May 2018 and damage caused to properties, the Council’s Cabinet has approved a number of urgent measures to support Milton Keynes communities and residents.

Hardship Grant

An emergency Hardship Grant of £200 will be available to those who were severely affected by the floods and in immediate need of support. The fund will cover the costs of buying items such as food, clothes and laundry.

For residents who have not had insurance to cover the costs of flood damage to their property, the Council may provide further financial support to pay for items such as white goods and flooring. This will be assessed using similar criteria as those used for Council’s existing Local Welfare Provision scheme. The Hardship Grant is open to all affected residents, regardless of the ownership status of the property they live in.

Council Tax Suspension

Council Tax action has been suspended for those homes affected by the floods on 27 to 28 May 2018.

Council Rent

The Council will automatically waive Council rent for two months, for council tenants who have suffered significant flooding. No council tenant will be left out of pocket if they have had to pay for temporary accommodation due to the floods.

Milton Keynes Council will commission an independent expert review into issues such as drainage, street cleaning, and flood prevention measures to address public concerns about these issues and make any recommendations as required.

For more information and frequently asked questions or to apply call 01908 252570.