Environment Agency to stop staff flying
The UK's environmental watchdog is to curb the amount of staff using air travel in a bid to cut both carbon and costs.
Although, the agency admits 'exceptional circumstances' might see some staff having to use domestic flights, but will continue publishing top staff's travel expenses online.
The Agency said the change in air travel policy is expected to save approximately 30 tonnes of carbon a year.
Environment Agency chief executive, Dr Paul Leinster, said: "We aim to lead the way on environmental performance.
"Our restriction on domestic air travel builds on previous and continuing action on business mileage, energy use, waste to landfill and renewable energy generation.
It's another important step in reducing our carbon emissions, reducing energy use, carbon emissions and waste can all help to reduce operating costs and environmental impacts."
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