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Matthew Bell has rejoined Frontier Economics. Photograph: Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Former chief executive of the CCC leaves for consultancy

Matthew Bell has rejoined Frontier Economics after serving as head of the CCC

BEIS seeks answers as staff continue to disappear. Photograph: Brian Jackson 123RF

BEIS seeks help retaining staff

A tender to help the business and energy department grapple with staff leaving has been published externally

Dr John Aston. Photograph: University of Cambridge

Statistician takes role in Home Office FREE

A Cambridge professor of statistics has been appointed chief scientific advisor to the Home Office

DEFRA’s recruitment drive is aimed at gearing up the department for leaving the EU. Photograph: Steph Gray CC BY-SA 2.0

DEFRA presses on with huge recruitment drive

Brexit has prompted a major recruitment drive at DEFRA, aimed at filling holes created by years of swingeing staff cuts

619 staff were eased out through voluntary early release schemes. Photograph: Google Maps

Headcount down 700 since BEIS merger  

Staffing levels at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy show core and agency numbers down 13% since the business and climate change departments merged

The number of staff employed at the EA has fallen by at least 1,700 since 2014. Photograph: Conor McGlone

Environment Agency accelerated staff cuts in 2016/17

This year’s EA corporate report reveals the agency ramped up cuts to permanent staff last year while doubling the employment of temporary staff

The renewable energy sector ontinues to grow, but job creation is slowing due to policy changes. Photograph: Marco Guidi/123RF

‘Bonfire of policies’ slows renewables jobs growth

The UK’s renewable energy sector continues to grow, but growth of employment is slowing due to policy roll-backs and uncertainties since 2015 and the EU referendum.

SocEnv new chair William Pope. Photograph: Society for the Environment

Society for Environment elects new chair

New leader has been elected to professional body responsible for the registration of environmental professionals

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