Our work

Our work is guided by our strategy and the priorities of the UK Government and devolved administrations.


Each year the Joint Committee sets out the JNCC’s priorities and work programmes for the next year in a detailed Business Plan. It is based on agreed Government funding and anticipated external income. Business Plans are subject to the approval of Ministers in the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), the Scottish Government, the Welsh Assembly Government and the Department of the Environment in Northern Ireland.