UK: Red faces in Whitehall as Britain bungles TSE grant application
Britain may have lost £5m (US$7.8m) of EU money this summer because the Department of the Environment, Food and the Regions was "overworked". A spokeswoman admitted the error, adding it was due to an "administrative mistake." The department missed a June deadline for filing a claim on a special EU financial package of €132m ($129.0m) to fight animal disease and was the only EU country not to get a penny.
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