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Flood handbook for your business

Over 300,000 commercial premises are estimated to be at risk across the U.K., therefore businesses need to ensure they are not only aware of their flood risk, but also better prepared and know how to act in case a flood happens. Flood related financial risks include loss of revenue and supply chain failures which impact on earnings, profits, jobs and livelihoods. The economic losses from the winter 2019 to 2020 flooding is estimated to be £333 million. Small businesses are particularly at risk of severe financial losses, if flooding prevents or restricts trading over a period of weeks or months. It is estimated that 40% of businesses fail to reopen after a flood. Business resilience is therefore a key thought on many owners’ minds and the impacts of flooding are becoming an increasing challenge. This booklet seeks to help overcome the challenge as part of the Ox-Cam Property Flood Resilience (PFR) Pathfinder project. This booklet compiles information to describe the local flood risks to your business, helpful advice on how to prepare your premises for flooding, and a flood plan template to reduce the impacts and keep your business open. It also contains some fantastic examples of small businesses who have done just that and now benefit from the improved resilience.
Author: Ox-Cam Pathfinder Project
Language: English
Pubished By: Ox-Cam Pathfinder Project
Pubished date: 2021

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