This consultation ended 10 April 2013.
The responses to this consultation are currently being reviewed. Details of the outcome will be published here in due course.
To ensure accountability, value for money and transparency of public bodies, Departments must review their sponsored Non-Departmental Public Bodies (NDPBs) every three years.
The Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) has a UK remit. This review is being undertaken jointly by the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Devolved Administrations. The review will look at whether any reforms would achieve:
better delivery of high quality nature conservation evidence and advice to Government and JNCC customers resulting in better outcomes for the environment the economy and for society on a sustainable basis
any strengthening of the governance arrangements to deliver better accountability to UK and devolved governments and the public.
This consultation is being held on DEFRA.GOV.UK