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DEFRA budget slashed

THE DEPARTMENT for Food, Environment and Rural Affairs has agreed to cut its budget by 30% by 2020. Given that the department has already had its resources cut to the bone, some observers are wondering whether it can survive another round of swingeing cuts.   In the 2010 spending review, the department was required to…
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Wasting away

LEADERSHIP IS lacking on waste policy as cuts and crises undermine DEFRA’s ability to take charge.                 DEFRA underwent its annual review recently. It’s been a tough 2014 for one of Whitehall’s smallest departments. There were the devastating winter floods; yet another change in secretary of state; ongoing…
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