The agency was criticised at the start of the year for it’s handling of the floods crisis which swept the country, forcing thousands to leave their homes.

The figures, obtained via a Freedom of Information Act request, show that in one year the Environment Agency spent more than £10 million on leasing vehicles, and over £7million for staff travel costs.

Following the investigation, Jacqueline from Leatherhead called LBC to tell about her time working for the Environment Agency – and their bizarre politically correct policies.

Reported by LBC. You can read the full story here. 

I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.