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Consultation on the planning process for major sewer projects launched

A consultation on including proposed major sewers within the existing planning process for major infrastructure projects has been launched by Defra today.

Page last modified: 17 August 2011 | Information Bulletins

Richard Benyon responds to Common Fisheries Policy reform proposals

“The current CFP has failed. It has not given us healthy fish stocks and it has not delivered a sustainable living for our fishing industry. Only genuine fundamental reform of this broken policy can turn around these failures.

Page last modified: 17 August 2011 | News, Press releases

New chair for the Gangmasters Licensing Authority

Margaret McKinlay has been appointed Chair of the Gangmasters Licensing Authority (GLA).

Page last modified: 17 August 2011 | Information Bulletins

Thirteen convicted for £6m vet medicine smuggling

Thirteen people have been convicted in connection with Europe’s biggest ever illegal veterinary medicine business in which more than £6 million of products were smuggled to the UK, risking the health of people and animals.

Page last modified: 19 July 2011 | Press releases

Defra appoints Non Executive Directors

The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has appointed Sir Tony Hawkhead and Paul Rew as Non-executive Directors to the Department.

Page published: 6 July 2011 | Information Bulletins

Review of Ofwat published

Defra has today published its review of Ofwat, assessing whether the economic regulator for the water sector is fit for future challenges.

Page last modified: 17 August 2011 | Information Bulletins, News

Update on Single Payment Scheme

Agriculture Minister Jim Paice updated Parliament today on the progress of payments to farmers under the Single Payment Scheme.

Page last modified: 17 August 2011 | Press releases

Transfer of private sewers will free customers from unexpected repair bills

Surprise bills, which can run into tens of thousands of pounds, to repair broken, blocked or damaged sewers will no longer catch out water customers after changes being introduced today by Environment Minister Richard Benyon.

Page last modified: 17 August 2011 | News, Press releases

New rules mean it will be easier and cheaper to travel abroad with pets

It will become cheaper and easier to travel abroad with pets when new rules are introduced at the start of next year.

Page last modified: 19 August 2011 | News, Press releases

Re-appointments to the Environment Agency

Lord Chris Smith of Finsbury has been re-appointed as Chair of the Environment Agency for a further three years by Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman.

Page last modified: 18 August 2011 | Information Bulletins