New Agency boss sets out restructuring plan

New directorates are being formed at the Environment Agency as its new chief executive Paul Leinster begins to flex his muscles. It is hoped the new structure will be in place by 1 April 2009.

The Environment Agency is creating three new directorates on evidence, flood and coastal risk management, and environment and business. These will replace the existing water management and environmental protection directorates.

The aim of the restructure is to make it easier for firms to interact with the sprawling Agency and increase its effectiveness.

There will be no redundancies, nor will any of the 12,500 staff have to reappl

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