Sepa cyber attack
The Scottish Environmental Protection Agency paid private PR and social media firms £170,000 following a cyber attack in 2020, despite having its own communications department.
A long-serving member of the board of Scotland’s environment watchdog is also a director at a North Sea oil drilling firm, The Ferret has found.
January 14, 2024
The Scottish Government’s environment watchdog has slashed its legal enforcement actions almost threefold over the last seven years, prompting accusations that polluters have escaped punishment.
Sepa has not committed to publishing the results of its compliance assessments which names and shames firms who break environmental rules.
A cyber attack targeting Angus Council last year cost £25,000 to remedy, The Ferret can reveal.
December 21, 2022
Scotland's environmental watchdog is paying £960 a year to be an associate member of the lobby group for the North Sea oil and gas industry.