Funding and skills shortage undermine Environment Bill goals, warns watchdog

“Serious gaps” in resource, skills and monitoring risk undermining DEFRA’s “progress towards achieving its environmental ambitions”, warns a damning new report from the public spending watchdog.

by Rachel Salvidge
DEFRA's arm's-length bodies have raised concerns over funding and skills shortages. Photograph: Ian Forsyth/Getty Images
DEFRA's arm's-length bodies have raised concerns over funding and skills shortages. Photograph: Ian Forsyth/Getty Images

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