Autumn Statement spending review© Amer Ghazzal/Rex Shutterstock
Agriculture is among the losers after a 15% cut to Defra’s budget in the government’s Spending Review and Autumn Statement, say industry leaders. Defra must make resource savings of 15% by 2019-20 – delivered through efficiencies within the department and across its network. The Spending Review was unveiled by chancellor George Osborne on Wednesday (25 November). See also: Defra cuts have ‘massive implications’ for farmers Although the budget cut is less than many commentators had predicted, some areas of Defra […]
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