Fresh call for Environment Agency to be stripped of flood role

National flood management is fragmented, ineffective and inefficient, say EFRA MPs, and must be radically overhauled

A new dedicated flood and river authority should be created, say MPs. Photograph: Lucie Lang/123RFThe Environment Agency (EA) should be stripped of its flood role and a new governance model set up in its place, according to MPs on the Environment, Farming and Rural Affairs (EFRA) committee.

It was one of the many radical recommendations made by the committee in a report on its flood inquiry published on 2 November.

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