EXCLUSIVE: EA spends £4m on consultancies to reduce permitting queues

The Environment Agency (EA) is spending £1m a year on external consultancies to help it improve its failing permitting service, ENDS can reveal.

by Conor McGlone
The EA is hiring external consultants to help it with 'increasing workloads across the National Permitting Service'. Photograph: Getty Images
The EA is hiring external consultants to help it with 'increasing workloads across the National Permitting Service'. Photograph: Getty Images

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