Natural England - Review of Natural England and Environment Agency begins

Review of Natural England and Environment Agency begins

12 December 2012

The first Triennial Review of Natural England starts today as part of a rolling programme of three yearly reviews of all Government agencies.

The review will be conducted jointly with the Environment Agency and will look at both organisations to ensure that they are achieving the best possible outcomes for the environment, the economy and for people.

Led by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, the review will also be used to explore innovative options for improvements in service delivery and efficiency.

Since the summer Natural England has worked with Defra to help prepare for and inform the Review. We will play a full role in supporting the process.

Dave Webster, Chief Executive of Natural England, said: “The joint review of Natural England and the Environment Agency is part of a wide-ranging process through which all Government Departments will be reviewing their non-departmental public bodies every three years to ensure they are delivering against Government priorities in the most efficient and effective way possible.

“We are working very closely with Defra and with the Environment Agency to ensure that the Review process is an open, valuable and productive one. We welcome the opportunity that it provides to identify how the Government’s environmental and sustainable land management priorities can best be delivered and how benefits for the environment, the economy and the taxpayer can be maximised.”

For further information see the full announcementexternal link by Defra and accompanying press releaseexternal link.

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