The CLA has responded to a Defra consultation on future changes to the system of geographic indication for certain products. The EU protected status regime provides a market legitimacy and advantage to certain products that have either Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) or Protected Geographic Indication status. The CLA has sought clarification from Defra that a UK protected status regime when it leaves the EU will afford the same protection that currently exists within the EU market and with a number of third countries.
England & Wales
The CLA has responded to a consultation from the Department for International Trade (DIT) that seeks views on the advantages and disadvantages on potential bilateral trade deals post Brexit with countries such as the United States, Australia and New Zealand. The CLA has made clear that the main potential advantage would be the creation of a tariff free structure whereas a significant disadvantage to UK interests would be the ability of a third country to export products to the UK that failed to match the UK's high animal welfare and food safety standard.
Farmers, growers, processors and industry representatives have being asked for their views on the role of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB). The AHDB is a UK statutory levy board, funded by farmers, growers and others in the supply chain. As the UK leaves the EU, there is an opportunity to ensure that the sectors that the AHDB cover are as competitive as possible. Please see CLA's response to the request for views covering governance, activities, structure and funding.
If you have a company or limited liability partnership that owns a farmhouse, employee accommodation or other let residential property you may be liable for annual tax on enveloped dwellings (ATED).
This was a Historic England consultation on draft advice on the insurance of historic buildings, aimed at owners, professionals, and others. The CLA response welcomes the intention to publish advice (there was a consultation on this in 2008, but no advice was then published), but suggests some changes to make it clearer and more helpful.
The Government has sought a consultation on its proposal to end access to the export tariff for renewable electricity generation which is sent to the grid.
This Welsh Government consultation proposes two schemes to support land management replacing the Common Agricultural Policy subsidy. Read the CLA response here.
This Guidance Note is designed to be read alongside the CLA Guidance Note Getting heritage and other consents. It concerns what is and is not included in a listing, i.e. the principal building, objects and fixtures, attached buildings, and curtilage structures. It also covers the implications of inclusion, and what members can do to persuade local authorities or others that something is, or is not, covered by the listing of a listed building.
This guidance note sets out a revised fixed line telecommunications land agreement and includes new advisory rates for the payment of wayleaves. This will assist CLA members when they negotiate new wayleave rates with broadband alternative network providers.
On 28 December 2017 the revised Electronic Communications Code came into force. The Code applies to contracts created from this date and not retrospectively. This handbook examines the main issues.