The broad range of work that JNCC undertakes in both the UK and internationally requires careful planning. Our work is guided by our Strategy and the priorities of the UK Government and devolved administrations.
Each year, our Joint Committee sets out our priorities and work programmes for the next year in a detailed business plan. This is based on agreed Government funding and anticipated external income. Our plans are subject to the approval of Ministers in the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), the Scottish Government, the Welsh Assembly Government and the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs Northern Ireland.