Eustice blames Natural England funding cuts on ‘dire state of public finances’

The environment secretary George Eustice has said that a constraint on public finances led to successive budget cuts to the wildlife regulator Natural England (NE) and that new funding models could be looked at in the future.

by Conor McGlone
Eustice said DEFRA was working out what the right role will be for different agencies and different arms-length bodies, in 'a post-Brexit world'. Photograph: Barcroft Media/Getty Images
Eustice said DEFRA was working out what the right role will be for different agencies and different arms-length bodies, in 'a post-Brexit world'. Photograph: Barcroft Media/Getty Images

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