DEFRA reverses staff cuts with recruitment drive to prepare for Brexit

DEFRA, which will see 80% of its work affected by Brexit, has reversed years of staffing cuts in a bid to prepare for the UK’s withdrawal from the EU

DEFRA headquarters.
 Staff numbers at DEFRA have increased by 65% since the time of the EU referendum

DEFRA staffing levels are now 4% above 2010 levels, as the department equips itself for Brexit, according to an analysis from the Institute for Government.

Published on 12 March, the report finds th

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