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 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 objects strongly to National Grid's approach to undergrounding overhead power lines and proposes a new approach.
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.
The Country Land and Business Association (CLA) has launched a campaign to try and persuade the Government and BT to dramatically speed up access to broadban
Andrew is Chief Surveyor. He deals with policy and advice on infrastructure, utilities, compulsory purchase, telecoms agricultural tenancies, valuations, non-domestic rates, council tax and minerals. He is also secretary to the Institutional Landowners Group and the Minerals Working Party. Andrew leads the Property Management team who cover national policy and advice for rural business, diversification, digital connectivity, planning, housing, historic environment, designations, tourism and economics.
Charles is a political economist with over 17 years experience of developing rural economic policy for the CLA and lobbying Government.
This guidance note provides an overview of the application of non domestic rates to renewable energy installations with some focus on solar PV and the impact of the 2017 rates revaluation.
A Government review of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme was undertaken in Spring 2016 with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) finally publishing its response on 14 December 2016. This note summarises the main changes of relevance to CLA members.
This briefing paper was sent to members of the House of Lords as they considered amendments to the Digital Economy Bill which enshrines into law the Universal Service Obligation for broadband and also makes changes to the Electronic Communications Code. It provides background information to peers on the issue and the CLA’s position.