Media enquiries

For general enquiries you should contact the Defra helpline:

Defra Helpline

Seacole Building
2 Marsham Street

London
SW1P 4DF

The quickest way to get a response is to call our Helpline which is open Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5pm (find out about call charges at www.gov.uk/call-charges). Alternatively you can email us, or write to us at the postal address given above. We aim to reply to emails within fifteen working days. During the COVID-19 outbreak, as we work from home, responses to postal queries will be significantly delayed.

Defra press office contacts

Journalists can contact the Defra press office through the following numbers:

Newsdesk

For media queries between 9am and 6pm on weekdays:

  • Telephone: 0330 041 6560

Out of hours

For media queries before 9am and after 6pm on weekdays, and on weekends and public holidays:

  • Telephone: 0345 051 8486