Natural England

Highlighting the valuable work the organisation does and the threats it faces.

Welcome to Prospect’s Natural England section page where you can keep up to date with all our latest work.

We represent a growing number of staff at Natural England, currently standing at around 600. We have a team of dedicated reps and full-time officials whose work has included some successful campaigns in recent years. But there is more that we need to do to protect jobs and pay at Natural England – and you can help us do that.

If you’re a member and would like to get more involved, find out more and register your interest.

If you’re not a member and would like to find out more, speak to your rep – you can find their contact details in our latest newsletter.

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Current work

Our national campaign on funding and resourcing of Natural England continues. We very much appreciated the helpful intervention of Shadow Environment Minister Daniel Zeichner MP, at Westminster recently, and will continue to progress this issue, which is so fundamental to our roles.

Your reps

The views and concerns of members are conveyed through a network of trained reps. The majority have in-depth experience of life in NE, and all have the intention of improving the pay, wellbeing and safety of colleagues. The location and contact details of these reps can be found in our latest newsletter.

Natural England Expenditure drop since 2006 £30 million
Natural England gender pay gap 8.4%
Decline in government-funded Grant in Aid budget 49%

News and analysis

10 November 2020
A decade of austerity with pay cuts, budget cuts, cuts to grants and a decline in staff…
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22 June 2020
It has been announced that Natural England is recruiting 200 new members of staff.
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Sue Ferns · 14 May 2020
The International Energy Agency (IEA) is predicting the biggest annual drop in global…
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Natural England report Parliament launch, March 2019

Natural England report Parliament launch, March 2019