Animal and Plant Health Agency

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Animal and Plant Health Agency
Welsh: Asiantaeth Iechyd Anifeiliaid a Phlanhigion
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Agency overview
Formed 2014 (2014)
Preceding
  • Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency
Jurisdiction United Kingdom
Headquarters Addlestone, Surrey[1]
51°21′13″N 0°29′37″W / 51.3535°N 0.4937°W / 51.3535; -0.4937
Employees 2,300
Annual budget £90.2 million
fiscal year 2018/19[2]
Agency executive
  • Chris Hadkiss, Chief Executive
Parent department Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs
Website www.gov.uk/government/organisations/animal-and-plant-health-agency

The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA), formerly known as the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA), is an executive agency of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).

It was formed in its current state on 1 October 2014, when AHVLA was expanded by adding parts of the Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA), including the Plant Health and Seeds Inspectorate (PHSI).[3] AHVLA had originally been established on 1 April 2011 by a merger of two former agencies, Animal Health and the Veterinary Laboratories Agency.

The agency's main task is to protect the health and welfare of animals, as well as the general public, from disease. It conducts work across Great Britain on behalf of DEFRA, the Scottish Government and the Welsh Government.[4]

The agency's total expenditure for the fiscal year 2016/17 was £217.3 million. This was offset by operating income of £62.6 million giving net expenditure of £154.7 million.[5]

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  1. ^ "Office access and opening times". Animal and Plant Health Agency. Retrieved 2018-06-25. KT15 3NB
  2. ^ "Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs Main Estimate 2018-19" (PDF). Parliament of the United Kingdom. p. 15. Retrieved 2018-06-25.
  3. ^ "Combined agency to safeguard animal and plant health". gov.uk.
  4. ^ "About us". Animal and Plant Health Agency. Retrieved 2018-06-25.
  5. ^ "Annual Report and Accounts 2016/17" (PDF). Animal and Plant Health Agency. 2017-07-17. Retrieved 2018-06-25.

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