Comprehensive Spending Review

In the 2007 Pre-Budget Report and Comprehensive Spending Review:

  • Defra will receive an average annual increase of 1.4%, increasing the total budget from £3,508 million in 2007 to £3,960 million by 2010-11. This increase will provide the delivery of an increase to £800 million spent on flood and coastal risk management, a step-change in investment for sustainable waste management and a £570 million contribution to the Environmental Transformation Fund.
  • NERC will receive an increase of 5.4% each year totalling £1.2 billion over the next three years which will assist in the Next Generation Science for Planet Earth 2007 – 2012 Strategy which will be launched in November this year. The Department for Innovation, University and Skills’ budget of 18.7 billion in 2007-2008 will rise to £20.8 billion in 2010-2011, an average annual increase of 2.2%. This increase supports the Government’s aim for Britain to be a world class place for science, research and innovation.