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Natural England unexpectedly promotes a new tipple – and announces more cuts

Matthew Chatfield

Natural England is born! English Nature is no more. To mark the event, a new Natural England Strategic Direction document has been published. It’s a glossy tome that actually includes some quite encouraging and worthy sentiments, fairly clearly expressed. No mean achievement for any government agency, especially one so new. Hidden right at the back is the unpleasant news:

Our efficiency We will meet the Government’s efficiency targets for the establishment of Natural England. Target Deliver

Matthew Chatfield

Uncooperative crusty. Unofficial Isle of Wight cultural ambassador. Conservation, countryside and the environment, with extra stuff about spiders.

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