This briefing note provides the latest information and the background to Natural England’s position statement and guidance on the use of burning as a tool for blanket bog restoration in the uplands. You can also read more about what the CLA has been doing.
Are dogs allowed on public rights of way? Should they be on leads? The rules vary according to the type of access, so it not surprising that many people are confused. This updated guidance explains the rules for dogs on various types of access land, and how Public Spaces Protection Orders work. It also covers landowners’ responsibilities towards dogs on public access land, and for their own animals.
This guidance explains livestock owners' obligations and responsibilities when keeping animals on land over which there are public rights of way or access.
Every year the Secretary of State (DEFRA) publishes an announcement of Secretary of State appointed member vacancies on National Park Authorities and AONB Conservation Boards. The CLA advertises these vacancies to its members because of the importance of ensuring that the land management and rural business voice is represented on these Authorities and Boards. This guidance note aims to encourage CLA members to apply for these positions by providing guidance about fulfilling the Essential Criteria and the Nolan Principles.
The CLA has negotiated a comprehensive national telecoms wayleave framework that sets new rates and provides templates for members to use when negotiating with Openreach and alternative network providers of fibre optic cabling for broadband. This framework revises previous agreements in 2010 and 2012 and complies with the Electronic Communications Code 2017.
As the Government drives to improve infrastructure in the form of roads, rail, bridges and tunnels many landowners will face having their land bought through compulsory purchase.
If you have a company or limited liability partnership that owns a farmhouse, employee accommodation or other let residential property you may be liable for annual tax on enveloped dwellings (ATED).
From 1 April 2019, VAT-registered businesses with a taxable turnover above the VAT threshold (£85,000) are required to keep digital records for VAT and send HMRC returns using Making Tax Digital (MTD)-compatible software. Click here for help and support.
On 28 December 2017 the revised Electronic Communications Code came into force. The Code applies to contracts created from this date and not retrospectively. This handbook examines the main issues.