Natural England calls for voluntary redundancies as budget slashed 10%

The body tasked with conserving England’s natural environment has now seen DEFRA slash its funding by a third since 2010

Table: Natural England's plummeting budget and staffing levelsNatural England will have to cope with a £17m, or 10%, cut to its budget from April, after DEFRA confirmed the body’s funding for 2014/15.

The move could lead to job losses at the body, which is tasked with protecting and improving the natural environment and also delivers the agri-environment part of the government’s rural development programme.

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