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.