The CLA has responded to Defra's consultation on Health and Harmony: the future for food, farming and the environment in a Green Brexit.
The UK Government's consultation on future farming policy post-Brexit has been published.
CLA Cymru has produced a briefing note explaining how the relationship between the Welsh and UK governments is adding an additional level of complexity to th
DEFRA has consulted on various changes to the Drinking Water Regulations. The CLA has responded expressing concerns about the additional costs that could be imposed on the owners of private supplies and has urged firstly that any changes be proportionate to the potential problem and secondly that local authorities are subject to an obligation to keep them to a minimum.
In this blog CLA Senior Land Use Policy Adviser, Jonathan Baker, explores the implications and opportunities that the new agri-environment Results Based Payment (RBP) scheme presents.
In this blog CLA Senior Policy Adviser Jonathan Baker reveals insight he has gained into Japan's land use policy as part of his Nuffield Scholarship study tour.
The European Union has decided to implement a series of “greening simplifications” due to come into effect for the 2018 Basic Payment Scheme (BPS). The CLA lobbied Defra not to support the proposals on the basis that the greening changes would not provide the desired environmental outcomes and the short timescales for implementation and lack of clear guidance would cause problems. However, they will now become part of the BPS requirements. Some aspects of the changes are clear, but the details of others are still be agreed. This briefing note covers the planned changes and how they may impact upon members’ BPS applications for 2018. The CLA is lobbying for official guidance from the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) which is anticipated to be released in September.
The extensive list of Brexit bills highlights the scale of the task involved in preparing for Brexit. It is vital that ministers, officials, MPs and organisations like the CLA work closely together staying focused on helping businesses to invest, grow and create jobs.
The implementation of the Countryside Stewardship scheme has been flawed but it remains the best option for members in England who are looking to maintain and enhance the natural environment they manage. The UK Government has committed to honour the full duration of signed Countryside Stewardship agreements so the scheme is officially ‘Brexit-proof’.
CLA President Ross Murray looks at the impact of Brexit and what the triggering of Article 50 means for the rural economy.