DEFRA cuts could be tip of the iceberg.

Farmers have been warned that the publicised cuts of £162m to DEFRA's budget could just be the tip of the icebery.  Defra have released only broad details of the 'efficiencies' it will be making but will include limiting recruitment and reducing the number of non-permanent staff; operational savings in IT, estates and procurement; efficiencies in flood management and savings in the delivery of selected programmes.  Read more...