Whistleblowers: Staff ‘can’t afford to work at the Environment Agency’

EXCLUSIVE: Low salaries coupled with a rising cost of living has led to an exodus of staff from the Environment Agency, deep cuts in institutional expertise and is making recruitment “a nightmare”, meanwhile over-stretched and under-resourced officers are being asked to take on debt-collecting duties, ENDS can reveal.

by Rachel Salvidge
Two Environment Agency officers looking at a flooding street
Some EA staff on low pay cannot afford to work at the regulator. Photograph: Ian Forsyth/Getty Images

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