Agency makes a mess of waste

The Environment Agency's handling of its waste regulation function is calling the quality of its management seriously into question. Inspection targets have lately been chopped and changed seemingly at a whim, with damaging effects on staff morale and enforcement work and allegations of fiddling of inspection records. Former local authority officers feel cheated by waste regulation's lowly status and the appointments process. Staff disaffection has been compounded by a recent reorganisation which left many with lower pay and gradings than expected and by pressure tactics from managers.

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