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Paul Caldwell confirmed as permanent head of troubled Defra distribution arm
Close ally of Theresa May will take on responsibility for civil service as ‘deputy prime minister in all but name’ while Michael Gove returns to government
Untangling the UK’s complicated relationship with European environmental policies and subsidies could be the hardest part of leaving the EU. Mark Rowe reports
Outgoing Food Standards Agency chief executive Catherine Brown believed she had a job with a low media profile until the horse meat scandal raced over the horizon. She tells Mark Smulian about the changes she has made in the department over the last five years and her plans for the future
Department also pledges to develop new agriculture and land use plans ahead of Brexit
Think tank says civil service cuts may be tailing off ahead of Brexit talks
Report on full impact of delays with Common Agricultural Policy funds distribution says UK taxpayers will be left with £642m in penalties
Praise for outgoing Rural Payments Agency chief after troubled period, as Defra announces that Paul Caldwell is stepping up to serve as interim CEO
Civil servants spread across three sites will share offices with the Home Office and DCLG by next year
New report praises cross-government progress since 2010 but questions the value of Single Departmental Plans
Common Agricultural Policy fines continue to hamper Defra accounts, while National Audit Office also points to the Ministry of Defence's non-compliance with international accounting standards
Since Clare Moriarty became permanent secretary of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs last August, she has found herself drawing on three decades of Whitehall experience to tackle challenges like flooding and organisational reform. Jess Bowie meets her
MPs urge the Government Digital Service to provide more support if it wants departments to embrace digital innovation, after report finds that focus on 'digital by default' hindered delivery of new rural payments scheme
This year marks the 150th anniversary of state veterinary service. For the UK’s chief veterinary officer Nigel Gibbens, it’s the perfect opportunity to reflect on the achievements of his profession, and consider what lies ahead in the ever-changing role of a government vet
Strongly-worded report by the National Audit Office public spending watchdog finds cost estimates rose by 40% — but Defra defends handling of the “most complex ever” EU rural payments scheme
Spending watchdog finds problems with department's administration of Common Agricultural Policy payments
Farming body Rural Payments Agency shelves £154m IT payments system due to performance problems
Former environment secretary (2010-12) talks to Civil Service World about her best and worst experiences of working with the civil service, clearing her desk post-reshuffle, and why she believes Whitehall training could be boosted by secondment to the private or voluntary sectors
What happened when the Food Standards Agency’s Food Safety Week message caught the public’s imagination?
A monthly interview with people who’ve crossed organisational and sectoral boundaries to join a new working world. Michael Anderson moved from the Cabinet Office to the philanthropic organisation the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation
While Defra prepares for rising global temperatures, Environment Secretary Liz Truss is more immediately focused on trying to warm more tech graduates to the food and farming industries – and engineer a thaw in relations between the Tories and the north
The Somerset Rivers Authority (SRA) will receive joint funding from the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) and Somerset County Council as part of the Somerset Action Plan (SAP), it was announced Monday 8 December.
The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) is launching a new strategy to support and protect bees and other pollinators in the UK.
More than 100 civil servants in the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) have got their boots muddy in a series of farm visits aimed at improving their understanding of farming.