Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)

Category: Ministerial department

We are the UK government department responsible for policy and regulations on environmental, food and rural issues. Our priorities are to grow the rural economy, improve the environment and safeguard animal and plant health.

Defra is a ministerial department, supported by 38 agencies and public bodies.

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-environment-food-rural-affairs

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Government
Workforce Management Information - Defra
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Monthly management information on staff numbers and paybill costs in Civil Service departments, their agencies and their executive NDPBs. For workforce numbers, both payroll and...
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Environment
Abstractions from non-tidal surface water and groundwater
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
This publication covers the abstraction of water from non tidal, surface water and groundwater in England and Wales. Water is a vital resource that needs to be managed carefully to...
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Government Spending
Defra Core Tables (resource and capital budget)
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
The aim of the published tables is to provide an explanation of what Defra spends money on. They provide an analysis of departmental expenditure between resource consumption and capital...
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Towns & Cities
Database of registered common land in England
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
The commons database has been developed over a ten-year period up until 2000. The database was originally designed as rudimentary day-to-day working tool for storing data generated from...
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Environment
UK INSPIRE Monitoring Indicators Report
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
The UK INSPIRE Monitoring Indicators Report provides information on UK progress towards implementation and use of the INSPIRE infrastructure. It is a statutory requirement for member...
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Environment
Sensitive areas currently identified in the UK under the Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive since 1994
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
This lists current designations of sensitive areas identified under the urban waste water treatment directive across the UK. Environmental waters are designated as sensitive areas where...
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Environment
Marine Conservation Zones
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs) are designated under the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009. MCZs protect nationally important marine wildlife, habitats, geology and geomorphology in...
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Environment
Wild Bird Populations in the UK
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Bird populations have long been considered to provide a good indication of the broad state of wildlife in the UK. This is because they occupy a wide range of habitats and respond to...
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Environment
Emissions of air pollutants
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
This publication covers UK emissions of sulphur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx), non methane volatile organic compounds (NMVOCs), ammonia (NH3) and particulate matter (PM10 and PM...
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Environment
The UK Renewable Energy STATISTICS database
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
RESTATS, contains performance statistics on all relevant renewable energy sources in the United Kingdom.
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Business & Economy
Agricultural Price Index
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Notes: Prices received by producers for agricultural products (excludes subsidies) and prices paid by producers for agricultural inputs. Source agency: Environment, Food and Rural...
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Environment
Register of quota holdings Fixed Quota Allocation (FQA register)
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
The FQA (Fixed Quota Allocation) Register is a list of fishing vessel licence and entitlement holders who hold FQA units. Details are given of the FQA units attributable to each licence...
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