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Better Building Rules Would Help U.K.'s Flooding Woes, CEP Says

  • Cameron facing criticism over response to recent heavy rain
  • KPMG estimates cost to economy of more than 5 billion pounds

Tighter construction restrictions and incentives to build outside flood-prone areas would minimize damage to the U.K. economy from heavy rain and rising water levels, according to the Centre for Economic Performance.

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