Natural England expenditure on monitoring sites of special scientific interest is set out in the following table.
This includes Natural England staff time and the costs of specialist surveys.
This year NE is prioritising actions to address particular issues on SSSIs, especially those affecting upland SSSIs. NE continues to support and encourage partners in the work they do themselves to undertake SSSI monitoring.
Natural England is also developing an approach to the monitoring of SSSIs which will make better use of new technologies, such as remote sensing and greater partnership involvement. This is intended to improve efficiency of SSSI monitoring.