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Committee report says legislation fails to ensure the Office for Environmental Protection will be truly independent
Environment secretary also reveals rising number of secondments from Natural England
Interim secretariat of 16 civil servants won't fulfil all of planned regulator's functions, environment secretary tells MPs
Consultation seeks views on whether the UK should develop its own infrastructure finance institution after Brexit
Devolved administration perm sec requests oversight from Michael Gove's proposed Office for Environmental Protection
Committees endorse government's choice to lead environmental protection agency but tell Defra to "learn lessons" from recruitment round
Committee chair Rachel Reeves said BEIS had been “too passive” in ensuring suppliers address problems with the rollout
Public Accounts Committee demands clarity on how Whole of Government Accounts will present EU exit spending
UK Supreme Court rejects request for NI attorney general for clarification on powers, saying they should be addressed in court case.
Cross-departmental plan intends to cut the societal cost of pollution by £5.3bn annually by 2030
Committee also calls on government to embed UN sustainable development goals in departmental plans
Committee chair Rachel Reeves urged the regulator Ofgem to take harsher action against suppliers that don't fulfil their obligations under the programme.
The COO must have the "drive and vision to lead transformation across a diverse and dispersed group of organisations", the job ad says
Strategy aims to standardise household recycling and introduce weeky food waste collections
Boyd said he has helped to develop a "increasing appreciation of the embeddedness and the importance of science in Defra".
Three government departments collaborated to organise a major international conference on illegal wildlife trade in London last month. Conference director Andrew McCulloch explains how they did it
Watchdog says rapid timescale lacked “economic assessment of its implications”, ramping programme’s complexity and cost
As part of our series profiling up-and-coming leaders in the civil service, Marsha Osivwemu, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs’s natural environment portfolio head, tells Beckie Smith how she defied her own expectations to climb the ranks of central government and how she’s pulling up others behind her
Environment secretary set to stay on at department but report outlines scale of tasks ahead
Concerns over statutory work as hundreds of civil servants are redeployed
Civil servants need to go "back to basics" on spending and record keeping, watchdog says
Penelope Endersby becomes agency’s first female boss seven months after Rob Varley quits
Ensuring staff are equipped to deak with huge workload is also an 'anxiety', says Clare Moriarty
Rollout of equipment in the early stages but come in response to a growing number of abusive incidents during site inspections