Natural England asserts independence from DEFRA in face of Guardian criticism

Natural England has defended itself over claims from George Monbiot in the Guardian that the arms length body had been crippled by cuts and was no longer independent from government.

Woodland and Blelham Tarn, Cumbria.
Natural England says it still maintains independence from DEFRA, which plays "no part in individual licensing decisions or decisions on enforcement action"

Natural England has defended itself over claims from George Monbiot in the Guardian that the arms length body had been crippled by cuts and was no longer independent from government.

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