Environment

Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice for people in England with animals Advice for pet owners and livestock keepers on looking after the welfare of animals during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This advice applies to England only.
Policy paper: Communiqués from the Inter Ministerial Group for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs A note of the meetings held by the Inter Ministerial Group for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in 2019 and 2020.
Import goods into the UK: step by step How to bring goods into the UK from any country, including how much tax and duty you’ll need to pay and whether you need to get a licence or certificate.
Corporate information: Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs – Statistics at Defra We publish national and official statistics relating to the environment, rural communities, food, farming and biosecurity.
CLOSED: Active Inclusion, supporting those with barriers to entering the labour market and most effected... Call to run a project to deliver innovative employability projects aimed to reduce poverty and exclusion with the flexibility to meet the ongoing and emerging needs of Lancashire.
Detailed guide: Carrier bag charges: retailers' responsibilities Find out when you must charge a minimum of 5p for single use plastic carrier bags, bags you're not required to charge for and the records you must keep and submit.
Consultation outcome: Standards for biodegradable, compostable and bio-based plastics: call for evidence We're seeking evidence to help us develop standards for biodegradable, compostable and bio-based plastics, and an understanding of their environmental impacts.
Statistical data set: Wholesale fruit and vegetable prices Series of weekly average wholesale market prices of selected home grown horticultural produce.
CLOSED: Humber - Women in the Workforce (OC18S21P1799) Call to run a project to seek to address gender inequalities by providing a range of training and development activities supporting women to progress within the workforce.
Policy paper: UK contingency plan for exotic notifiable diseases of animals The contingency plan provides an overview of the response to an outbreak of exotic notifiable disease at the UK level.
Guidance: Sustainable Farming Incentive: expression of interest Call for expressions of interest from farmers to take part in the first phase of piloting the new Sustainable Farming Incentive scheme.
Guidance: Businesses approved to export to the EU Use the lists to check your business in Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales) or one of the Crown Dependencies (Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Man) is approved to export to the EU, and find out what your TRACES number ...
Calculate your agricultural worker holiday entitlement Work out how much statutory holiday leave you’re entitled to as an agricultural worker
Detailed guide: Clean Air Zones Where you’ll find Clean Air Zones, how to check if you'll need to pay a charge and create a business account, and what support or exemptions are available.

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