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National Audit Office report: Internal Drainage Boards

Internal Drainage Boards

Internal Drainage Boards (IDBs) are local independent public bodies responsible for managing water levels in low-lying areas where there is a special drainage need and contributing to flood risk management. IDBs cover nearly 10% of England’s land area and spent more than £61m last year. The report focuses on governance and oversight arrangements; processes for raising concerns; and, the potential for conflicts of interest.

21 March 2017


Publication details:

ISBN: 9781786041135 [Buy a hard copy of this report]

HC: 1080, 2016-17

Published date: March 21, 2017