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Businesses up and down the country are being invited to contribute ideas on how the Government can cut red tape and regulatory burdens without affecting its responsibilities to protect the environment.
William Cockbain and Professor David Macdonald have been appointed to the Board of Natural England, the body responsible for enhancing and managing the natural environment, by Richard Benyon, Natural Environment and Marine Minister. William Cockbain and Professor Macdonald are appointed with effect from 1 October 2011 for three years. Each will receive a remuneration of £12,136 [...]
Professor Christopher Gilligan has been appointed as Chair of Defra’s Science Advisory Council by Lord Henley. Seven other members have been appointed to the Council.
Further steps on the path to a green economy that Government and businesses can take have been published today in order to make further progress towards strong sustainable growth.
Defra has today launched a consultation on proposals for reforming the registration system for town and village greens. The Government recognises that village greens play an important part in community life and England’s heritage. The proposals in this consultation will not prevent the protection of any existing registered greens and any changes to the registration [...]
Measures to tackle the devastating effect of bovine tuberculosis in England were announced by Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman today.
The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has appointed Sir Tony Hawkhead and Paul Rew as Non-executive Directors to the Department.
It will become cheaper and easier to travel abroad with pets when new rules are introduced at the start of next year.
Come rain or shine British strawberries will continue to star at Wimbledon thanks to a Defra-funded project to develop a climate change resistant variety.