Environment Agency: Staff

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 22nd October 2019.

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Photo of Caroline Lucas Caroline Lucas Green, Brighton, Pavilion

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the number of Environment Agency FTE staff on (a) temporary and (b) permanent contracts in each year from 2009; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of George Eustice George Eustice The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The below table shows the number of full-time equivalents (FTEs) in ENGLAND ONLY from 2009:

a) Directly

b) Contracted Basis

Year

Perm Employees

Fixed Term Contract Employees

Employment Agency Staff

Contractors

Total

09/10

10,918

359

429

452

12,158

10/11

10,063

105

209

135

10,512

11/12

9,816

158

516

139

10,628

12/13

10,345

310

487

216

11,358

13/14

10,068

207

218

114

10,608

14/15

9,624

113

343

154

10,235

15/16

9,556

117

275

391

10,340

16/17

9,839

264

185

607

10,896

17/18

9,174

316

233

283

10,006

18/19

9,577

296

297

260

10,429

September 2019

9,793

351

293

267

10,705

The changes in the number of staff who work at the Environment Agency represent the Spending Review settlements and income received from charge payers.

In addition, please note the following:-

In November 2017 896 FTE transferred to Defra Corporate Services under a Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) (TUPE) arrangement.

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