12 October 2018

MPs debated the Agriculture Bill for the first time on 10 October at what is called Second Reading. This is a chance for MPs to debate the principles of the Bill before it moves to more detailed scrutiny. The CLA has produced a short summary of the debate for members highlighting the key points and what they mean for farmers and landowners. 

04 October 2018
MPs will debate the Agriculture Bill for the first time on 10 October. Read the CLA’s briefing note to Members of Parliament highlighting the key issues that they should focus as the bill passes through Parliament.
14 September 2018
The Government has published the Agriculture Bill, the first piece of domestic farming legislation in decades. The CLA has produced a guide that tells you what is in the Bill and our views but most importantly what it means for farmers and landowners across the country.


14 February 2017

This Briefing Note sets out an analysis of the Planning reforms outlined in the Housing White Paper together with some CLA commentary.

25 May 2016

This Briefing Note provides a summary of the Housing and Planning Act 2016 Part 6 Planning for England and includes CLA commentary.

04 May 2016

This guidance note provides an explanation of what constitutes commencement of development by reference to the definition of "material operations".


10 November 2016

The law governing horses is very broad and as a landowner it is essential to know about the key considerations when entering into agreements around horses. This handbook covers the issues which are raised most commonly by CLA members. 

Property Management

18 January 2016

It is important for any business – whether it is a start-up, an established concern, or one that is seeking to diversify – to have in place a viable business plan which sets out the strategic, operational and financial aims of the business. A business plan is vital in securing capital or grant funding. Without a viable and robust business plan access to finance will not be available.

Infrastructure & Utilities