Agency slashes science jobs in efficiency drive

Environment Agency savings and restructuring will cut 30% of science and communication jobs. The regulator’s Thames and southern regions may also merge to cut costs

The Environment Agency is cutting 30% of jobs in its science and communication functions in an effort to restructure and deliver efficiency savings.

Further cuts in other directorates are being planned, as the agency struggles to cope with spending cuts imposed by the previous Labour administration (ENDS Report 423, pp 6-7) and further cuts for this financial year announced by the incoming coalition government.

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