Press release

Defra contributes to Government savings

This news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Defra and its Arm’s Length Bodies will contribute £162m to the Government’s overall £6bn savings in 2010/11, amounting to 5.5% of its 2010/11 budget.

These in-year efficiencies will include the following elements:

  • limiting recruitment and reducing the number of non-permanent staff;
  • operational savings in IT, estates and procurement;
  • a reduction in funding for Regional Development Agencies;
  • efficiencies in flood management while maintaining an increase in expenditure; and
  • savings within the delivery of selected programmes.

Further information can be found on the HM Treasury website