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Environment and business

Environment and business

The Environment and Business Directorate is part of the Environment Agency’s national office.

Environment Agency staff working on-site

Along with Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management, E&BD sets the priorities for the whole agency and shapes its objectives.

Why is this important?

E&BD provides technical leadership and directs the organisation to take the right approach, nurture the right relationships and use the right resources to create a better place.

It works closely with government and its agencies and other partner and customer groups, including local authorities and communities.

Where the cuts may fall

Prospect is expecting a 20 per cent reduction in full-time equivalent staff. However, it is unlikely that this will be evenly spread across teams or grades within the directorate. Discretionary work is likely to be hardest hit.

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