Environment Agency (North West Region)

The Council Tax (Demand Notices) (England) Regulations 2011

The Environment Agency is a levying body for its Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Functions under the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 and the Environment Agency (Levies) (England and Wales) Regulations 2011.

The Environment Agency has powers in respect of flood and coastal erosion risk management for 6500 kilometres of main river and along tidal and sea defences in the area of the North West Regional Flood and Coastal Committee. Money is spent on the construction of new flood defence schemes, the maintenance of the river system and existing flood defences together with the operation of a flood warning system and management of the risk of coastal erosion. The financial details are:

 

North West Regional
Flood and Coastal Committee

 

2017/2018

£000

2018/2019

£000

Gross Expenditure 52,939 59,769
Levies Raised 3,861 3,938
Total Council Tax Base 2,077 2,110

The majority of funding for flood defence comes directly from the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). However, under the new Partnership Funding rule not all schemes will attract full central funding.To provide local funding for local priorities and contributions for partnership funding the Regional Flood and Coastal Committees recommend through the Environment Agency a local levy.

A change in the gross budgeted expenditure between years reflects the programme of works for both capital and revenue needed by the Regional Flood and Coastal Committee to which you contribute. The total Local Levy raised by this committee has increased by 2.0%

The total Local Levy raised has increased from £3,860,675 in 2017/2018 to £3,937,888 for 2018/2019.

 

Customer Service Line: 03708 506 506

Incident Hotline: 0800 80 70 60

Floodline: 0345 988 1188 


Last Updated on 12 March 2018