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
The Green Deal is a Government scheme to encourage energy efficiency measures in existing buildings by enabling owners to fit them free of charge and repay t
The CLA has welcomed the proposal of a lower, 36%, rate of inheritance tax to be
applied to estates where at least 10% of an estate is gifted to charity. The
CLA has suggested that it is important that the proposal be applied where
Variations are made to a deceased's Will.
The CLA objects strongly to National Grid's approach to undergrounding overhead power lines and proposes a new approach.
The EU has proposed a different set of criteria to define less favoured land, known as Areas Facing Natural Constraint (ANC). The LFA map determines elegibi
The HLF consults stakeholders on its future strategy every five years. The CLA response encourages the HLF to focus on physical heritage, especially histori
The CLA's response to DECC's consultation on Electricity Market Reform has flagged its deep concern that the proposals appear to ignore the important role that smaller scaled distributed generation can play under the current FIT, and its advice that this sector should not be subject to the EMR proposals. The CLA sets out cogent reasons why a contract for difference system would exclude small scale investment.
In general the CLA is supportive of a review of the funding process, which will hopefully allow more private money to contribute to flood defence schemes and ensure they go forward but doubt this will make much difference to rural areas
with low population density. The Government thinking which continues to follow the pathway mapped out by the 'Making Space for Water Policy' is a particularly dangerous one. There are high levels of uncertainty around climate change
impacts and in tandem the predicted population growth and food security needs are not addressed by the policy and this funding consultation.
The CLA feels that the current system for meat inspector is grossly over bureaucratic and is in need of root and branch reform. Therefore the CLA is opposed