Lobbying

The CLA is an established voice for landowning rural businesses in Government.

CLA members own and manage around half the rural land in England and Wales as well as a substantial number of rural businesses. This puts the CLA in an unrivalled position to influence, develop and debate policy that will achieve real change. We work with policy makers and politicians at every level to raise awareness of the issues affecting our members’ businesses.

Our strength is based in our team of dedicated rural policy experts who cover topics from tax and legal to planning and land use. Our regional teams support with lobbying on local rural issues. The CLA Cymru team also work specifically with the Welsh Government on devolved matters, while the CLA’s public affairs team leads the CLA in influencing policy at national and European level.

We are committed to protecting our members' interests by:

  • Maintaining a constant dialogue with key decision makers
  • Working as a sector by liaising with stakeholder organisations
  • Providing briefings for debates and laying parliamentary questions
  • Making members' voices heard in relevant Government consultations and inquiries