10 key things that happened this week

Ten of the biggest stories from the past week: DEFRA raids regulators for Brexit staff, Natural England leaderless as chief steps down, Minister blocks 225 homes after carrying out habitats assessment after ECJ ruling, Producers could pay up to £1bn for recycling under waste strategy...

James Cross
Natural England chief James Cross stepped down this week

Brexit: DEFRA poaches 400 Natural England and Environment Agency staff, many will not be replaced

More than 400 Natural England, Environment Agency and other agency staff have been moved into DEFRA to work on Brexit and many of the vacated positions will not be replaced, according to environment secretary Michael Gove.

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