A Department in distress

An internal poll at the Department of the Environment has revealed low morale among staff and high levels of anxiety about future job security, personal workloads and promotion opportunities. Much of the explanation can be found in the severe cuts in staff and resources set in train across Whitehall last year, and which will gather pace following the Budget. Yet staff numbers in the DoE's Environmental Protection Group are only a little above the level in 1980 - since when it has acquired vastly increased responsibilities. Poorer standards of service and a diminished capability to advance environmental policy seem sure to follow from the Government's assault on the Civil Service.

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