Council Tax information 2019/20

Flood defence levy on Surrey County Council

The Environment Agency's flood defence work is funded in part by a levy on local councils. Surrey is covered by the agency's Southern and Thames Regional Flood and Coastal Committees.

The Environment Agency spend money 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.

Thames Region

2018/19 spend and levies

  • Gross expenditure:  £86,424,000
  • Levies raised:  £11,351,000

2019/20 spend and levies

  • Gross expenditure: £112,919,000
  • Levies raised: £11,577,000

Southern Region

2018/19 spend and levies

  • Gross expenditure:  £56,160,000
  • Levies raised: £1,349,000

2019/20 spend and levies

  • Gross expenditure: £69,589,000
  • Levies raised: £1,417,000

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 Committees.  The total Local Levy raised by the Thames committee has increased by 1.99% and for the Southern Committee by 5.0%.

More information

Find out more about the Environment Agency on gov.uk

You can also call the Environment Agency's:

  • Customer service Line: 03708 506 506
  • Incident Hotline: 0800 80 70 60
  • Floodline: 0345 988 1188

Page owner: Vanessa de Chazal. Last updated: 28/02/2019 10:49

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