Staff news and information

Emergency or business continuity information for Defra staff, affected stakeholders and customers.

Current Defra building status

There are currently no major incidents reported at any Defra buildings.


Defra has prepared plans to secure business continuity, covering a wide range of scenarios. The plans include arrangements to communicate with those – stakeholders, customers or staff – who may be affected by an incident. The plans are regularly tested.

This website forms part of those plans. In the event of an incident or problem that significantly affects Defra’s business, in whole or in part, this page, along with Defra’s Business Continuity helpline number, will be used to provide information and news to Defra staff.

Business areas have cascade procedures in place for communicating with colleagues. Information for stakeholders will, as necessary, be provided on the website.

Defra Business Continuity Helpline: 0800 028 6896