Issue date: 14 october 2010
Cabinet Office Announcement 14 October 2010
Defra British Waterways No longer a Public Corporation - Abolish as a public corporation in England and Wales and create a new waterways charity – similar to a National Trust for the waterways
Defra Broads Authority Retain - Retain on grounds of performing a technical function which should remain independent of Government; but review governance and increase accountability
Defra Environment Agency Retain and substantially reform - Reform through structural, process and cultural change to become a more efficient and customer focused organisation; and clarify accountabilities. Further announcements after the spending review. The Environment Agency in Wales may move to form part of a WAG Environmental Body.
Defra Inland Waterways Advisory Council No longer an NDPB - Abolish body and functions, as previously announced
Defra Internal Drainage Boards (x 160) Retain and substantially reform - Improve efficiency and accountability, amend functions, and increase the involvement of local communities