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  1. The Farming and Countryside Programme

    Work in progress

    Summer 2024

    This study will look at the Farming and Countryside Programme. This is government’s approach to farming and the countryside in England following Brexit.

  2. Resilience to flooding

    Report Value for money

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    We look at the government’s long-term ambition “to create a nation more resilient to future flood and coastal erosion risk” and, in the more immediate term, whether Defra and EA are delivering value for money after two years of the capital programme.

  3. Biodiversity net gain

    Work in progress

    Spring 2024

    Our report on biodiversity net gain will examine what government wants to achieve and how it plans to do so, its progress to date, and how it is managing associated risks and challenges.

  4. Waste management: data visualisation

    Report Interactive visualisation

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    Interactive map showing local authority spend on waste, recycling rates and waste management sites in England.

  5. Modernising Defra’s ageing digital services

    Report Value for money

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    This report examines whether Defra has a full understanding of its legacy challenges, including cyber security risks, and if its plans to address the problem are realistic, achievable and aligned to future needs.

  6. Tackling local breaches of air quality

    Report Value for money

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    This report examines government’s progress in tackling local breaches of NO2 limits and its performance on air quality more broadly.

  7. Planting Trees in England

    Press release

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    This report evaluates whether Defra’s management of new tree-planting schemes is likely to achieve value for money.

  8. Planting Trees in England

    Report Value for money

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    This report evaluates whether Defra’s management of new tree-planting schemes is likely to achieve value for money.

  9. The UK border: Post UK-EU transition period

    Press release

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    This report examines the government’s progress in managing the border and implementing the Northern Ireland Protocol since the end of the transition period.

  10. The UK border – Post UK-EU transition period

    Report Value for money

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    This report examines the government’s progress in managing the border and implementing the Northern Ireland Protocol since the end of the transition period.