The Environment Agency has been accused of spiralling ‘out of control’ after it was revealed its staff claimed £12.8 million in expenses last year.

The figure is up more than £3.8 million – or 43 per cent – on the previous 12 months.

Just half of that rise could have covered the cost of river dredging that may have saved the Somerset Levels from flooding– work the beleaguered quango decided not to carry out.

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