CSA Professor Sir Ian Boyd marks his last day
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Miles, who joins the FSA in September, boasts a civil service career spanning almost 20 years and is currently the acting director general for Defra
's Brexit delivery group.
According to the National Audit Office, Defra
is one of the Government departments "most affected by EU Exit".
Despite Welsh Government negotiations, Defra
has insisted on keeping post-movement TB testing for Welsh cattle even though it is not needed when low-risk cattle move from England to Wales.
Nicola Spence, from Defra
, said: "I am pleased our well-established protocol to eradicate Asian hornets has worked so effectively.
was criticised for allowing large quantities of horse meat to pass through UK's food chain.
- the ministry responsible - is still refusing to take decisive action.
has issued a new guidance on food date labeling for U.K.
It also called for Defra
to find ways to remove "gold-plating" of EU rules, in which UK requirements go beyond what is demanded by Brussels, and for the department to ensure more of its employees have hands-on experience of farming businesses they regulate.
Neil Dutton, regional manager for The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), said: "This is a very positive step forward and we welcome Defra
recognising that one size does not fit all.
During this year, and the next four years, national parks will see around 33% cuts in real terms in their funding from Defra