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Defra budget failings reduced recycling cash, finds NAO

Claims that failings in budget management at a Government department led to reduced funding for recycling and waste reduction plans have been substantiated by a National Audit Office (NAO) report. A need for tighter control of spending at the Department for Food Environment and Rural Affairs (Defra) was identified in the report and by Defra itself.Budgets initially agreed by Defras management board for 2006/07 and 2007/08 were more than the funds available. In early 2006/07, ...