Press release

Defra contributes to Government savings

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.

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

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

Published 24 May 2010