The CLA’s public affairs team leads the CLA in influencing policy at local, national and European level. We are committed to protecting our members' interests by maintaining a constant dialogue with key decision makers.
At a national level this involves meeting Ministers and Members of Parliament, providing briefings for debates and laying parliamentary questions In addition, we constantly monitor political developments allowing the CLA to react to the changing political landscape and ensure that our members’ concerns are at the forefront of political debates.
From the European perspective we have a specialised member of the Public Affairs team focusing solely on our EU lobbying. This allows us to work closely with our European counterparts in the European Landowners Organisation, and represent our members’ interests at EU level by lobbying on the many legislative proposals affecting landowners that are now drafted by the EU. Our main aim is to affect change to EU legislation before it reaches the implementation stage in the UK.