GN43-15 Model Clauses Agriculture (Model Clauses Fixed Equipment) (England) Regulations 2015, SI 950

These new ‘model clauses’ set out the obligations of landlord and tenant to maintain fixed equipment as provided by the landlord under the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 (AHA) as they will be from the 1st October 2015 in England only.  Some of the provisions of the old regulations were outdated and needed revision so these regulations came out of joint industry discussion and negotiation within the Tenancy Reform Industry Group (TRIG) over 3 years ago followed by wider consultation during 2014.

Changes to Bovine Holding Register Requirements in England

In September, Defra launched a consultation on a proposal for keepers of bovine animals in England to no longer have to include in their holding register details on the identification of the mother (dam) for bovine animals brought on to their holding.  The proposal does not extend to bovine animals born on the holding however.  The CLA is supportive of the proposal, as it is now widely regarded as an additional burden on livestock owners.

Changes to Bovine Holding Register Requirements in England

In September, Defra launched a consultation on a proposal for keepers of bovine animals in England to no longer have to include in their holding register details on the identification of the mother (dam) for bovine animals brought on to their holding.  The proposal does not extend to bovine animals born on the holding however.  The CLA is supportive of the proposal, as it is now widely regarded as an additional burden on livestock owners.

Briefing Note: CAP Greening Announcements 10 June

Under the new Basic Payment Scheme, to be introduced in 2015, farmers will need to adhere to the new greening requirements.

On June 10 Defra announced a series of further decisions on greening; clarification was given on a number of issues including Ecological Focus Area, double funding, environmentally sensitive grassland and cross compliance.

This note details the areas where we now have further clarity.

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