Flood insurance: the challenge of the uninsured

Priest, Sally J. and Clark, Michael J. and Treby, Emma J. (2005) Flood insurance: the challenge of the uninsured. Area, 37 (3). pp. 295-302. ISSN 0004-0894

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-4762.2005.00633.x

Abstract

Increasing concern about flooding and its potentially socially-devastating effects has reinforced the need for an effective mechanism to deal with the recovery of losses from these events. This paper highlights the problem of uninsurance in the UK and the potentially growing number of people who do not have flood insurance. A dual challenge of uninsurance is emerging: those who have been traditionally excluded from insurance cover due to price and a new phenomenon, those who live in high-risk areas who may become cost-prohibited through the introduction of risk-related premiums.

Item Type:Article
Keywords (uncontrolled):United Kingdom; flood insurance; qualitative review; flood risk management; risk bearing; uninsured
Research Areas:Middlesex University Schools and Centres > School of Science and Technology > Natural Sciences
Citations on ISI Web of Science:9
ID Code:271
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