The CLA works with policy makers and politicians at every level, across England, Wales and in Europe.
We raise awareness of the issues affecting our members’ businesses and campaign for changes in the law on these issues.
See below some of our recent lobbying initiatives.
The Rural Powerhouse is a CLA campaign designed to unleash the potential of the rural economy. It aims to close the rural productivity gap, adding £43bn to per year while transforming the lives of millions of people who live and work in the countryside.
The rural-digital divide in terms of mobile coverage remains shocking and the CLA is urging Ofcom to force reluctant mobile network operators to improve coverage in rural areas
The 2017 Housing Summit cemented the CLA's position as a leading national voice in the housing debate, and unveiled the CLA policy report on rural housing.
Following thousands of incidents of hare coursing throughout autumn and winter, the CLA has set out an action plan on how to bring those involved to justice before the start of the next season.
The CLA has set out a five-point action plan for how government, farmers, landowners, and rural communities can fight back.
Policy reports, consultation responses and political briefings