Sets out the findings of the 2013 Triennial Review of the Environment Agency (EA) and Natural England (NE).
The Cabinet Office requires Non-Departmental Public Bodies (NDPBs) to be reviewed every 3 years by their parent department.
This review considered how Environment Agency (EA) and Natural England (NE) can continue to deliver the government’s priorities for the environment with improved resilience in the face of current and future environmental and economic challenges.
The review concluded that the EA and NE should be retained as separate public bodies with separate purposes and functions, but that both bodies should continue to reform how they deliver their services to their customers and drive further efficiencies.
The report of the review is accompanied by a full assessment of the bodies’ compliance with the principles of good corporate governance.
A Joint Action Plan - a combined response to Triennial Review recommendations as well as feedback from customers and partners - was published in December 2013.