NAO: DEFRA will struggle to fulfil duties due to budget cuts and Brexit

Brexit and repeated resource cuts have left DEFRA struggling to fulfil its duties, forcing it to review and de-prioritise aspects of its workload, according to the National Audit Office

Michael Gove. Photograph: DEFRADEFRA is under “significant strain” due to repeated resource cuts and a hefty Brexit workload, according a National Audit Office (NAO) report.

The report, published on 20 December, reviews DEFRA’s progress towards implementing the UK’s exit from the EU and how well it is coping. 

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