This Briefing Note provides a very brief summary about the changes made to the Planning Act 2008 by section 60 of the Housing and Planning Act 2016, meaning that housing can be included in an application for new Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIPs).
CLA President Ross Murray looks at the impact of Brexit and what the triggering of Article 50 means for the rural economy.
The CLA has responded to the 12th June 2012 consultation that explores proposals to introduce a general anti-abuse rule to counter perceived unacceptable tax avoidance. In its response (which is limited to how such a rule would work within inheritance tax) the CLA has suggested that the rule is unnecessary, but if introduced should replace existing anti-avoidance legislation.
This project is part of Making Environmental Stewardship More Effective (MESME). Its aim is to contribute to the development of an approach for agri-environ
In the 2012 Budget Statement it was announced by the Chancellor that he intended
to introduce new tax charges to counter tax avoidance on the transfer of
high-value residential property.
In the March 2012 Budget the Government announced the abolition of VAT zero-rating of approved alterations to listed dwellings, from October 2012, suggesting
Views were sought on proposals for how to designate large raised reservoirs as high risk and how the Environment Agency make provisional designations in the most appropriate way for reservoir undertakers, interested organisations and local communities and so that the decisions could also be challenged.
The CLA is pleased to respond to the RO banding review, welcomes the commitment to grandfathering evidenced in the DECC proposals and the energy crop uplift, but argues that some technologies (like AD) should be offered better rewards and that inefficient mass burn EfW incineration should not qualify for RO support.
The formal scope of the Red Tape Challenge excludes regulations on tax and spend measures and the activities of the independent Economic Regulators - for example the Renewables Obligation (tax and spend) and license conditions for electricity suppliers (Ofgem).
The CLA agrees that solar subsidies are too high to be sustainable and must be reduced. However, our response argues this must be done in a way that respect