Special Levy and Drainage Rate Increase FY2020/2021 Despite an annual increase in operating costs for the past 5 years, the Special Levy/Drainage Rates have been artificially constrained to an average annual increase of 1% since 2014 in order to minimise the impact of any increase on the Local Authorities that make up, and have the majority of seats on, the Boards. The actual costs of running the Boards has increased on an annual basis;...