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Plans for a standalone borders and immigration department also put on back burner, according to reports.
As 2020 approaches, senior figures from across government reflect on their highlights and challenges of 2019, look ahead to the next 12 months and share their favourite festive memories
Government told to "get its house in order" on climate change
Department uncovered indecent images in routine check on press officer’s laptop
Food and rural affairs lead says Department for Climate Change and Natural Resources would spell the end for current environment ministry
Prime minister sets out priorities that also include a Budget after the UK leaves the EU
Staff bring out specialist equipment to fix breached river banks as response efforts focus on longer-term measures
As Mark Rowe explains, delivering on ministerial commitments will be a multi-generation task that requires a cross-government approach
Manifesto pledges include resurrecting department for climate change and creating a chief secretary for sustainability role in HM Treasury
The principles of privatisation are faltering, and – as a book by an ex-regulator makes clear – the right balance between intrusive control and free market initiative remains elusive
Agency update urges communities to prepare for flooding
Agency urges people to ‘remain vigilant, check their flood risk and plan to stay safe’ amid warnings of more rain to come
BEIS moratorium comes after energy watchdog says it cannot rule out earthquakes due to shale gas extraction
Treasury to publish report in 2020 setting out how costs of net-zero carbon emissions target should be distributed
MPs applaud departmental drive to secure longer-term funding to tackle poor maintenance
Fears remain over the independence of proposed Office for Environmental Protection
NAO finds £32.7m of public spending so far, but BEIS says full calculation of costs to back shale gas extraction would not yet be "meaningful"
Lond-awaited energy white paper finally on its way, business secretary tells MPs
Johnson will chair panel to spearhead cross-departmental approach on environmental protection
Agency chief says staff are “under no illusion about the scale of the challenge”
From the storm of no-deal Brexit preparation to the headwinds of regulatory reform, Tamara Finkelstein walked into a squall when she took on the top job at Defra. But she tells Beckie Smith she is determined to create a more hospitable environment
Lobby group warns department’s solar-power rollout stats are a hindrance to net-zero ambitions