DEFRA scales back local environmental reporting

Official statistics on local pollution control, quarterly waste management and environmental protection spending will cease to be published

Statistical publications will be kept 'under review' during the Brexit process. Photograph: Gina Sanders/123RFDEFRA has pressed ahead with plans to trim local environmental data reporting and is scaling back statistics in other areas.

The department consulted on proposals to prune its environmental data reporting in the spring, which included changes to statistics on food and farming, carbon footprinting and green spending.

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