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.
Jonathan Thompson MA MBA DipM has been advising CLA members on heritage since 2006. He is an Oxford University history and economics graduate. He qualified as a chartered surveyor, worked in property management and development, ran the commercial operations and 200 historic buildings of the Landmark Trust, and was chief executive of the Architectural Heritage Fund.
Charles is a political economist with over 17 years experience of developing rural economic policy for the CLA and lobbying Government.
Fenella is a chartered surveyor (Rural Board) with 19 years experience advising CLA members about matters related to development management and planning policy.
How Government energy policy is failing older houses across the British countryside
Many farmers and landowners let furnished accommodation to holiday visitors. Not only does this create income tax liability on the rental income, it may also have tax implications on areas such as capital gains tax (CGT) and inheritance tax (IHT).
This Briefing Note sets out an analysis of the Housing reforms outlined in the Housing White Paper together with some CLA commentary.
This is the CLA response to the Government's review of the Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP). The SAP methodology is used to generate EPC results for UK property. The most substantial change for CLA members being proposed in the review is to acknowledge that solid brick walls are far more energy efficient than SAP has previously acknowledged. The consultation response also provides a wider review of the SAP methodology and the EPC.
Historic England consulted on a revision of its advice on the formal heritage assessment of historic areas (like Conservation Areas). This CLA response suggests the need to say more about the potential positive benefits of change and development.
In advance of MPs debating the Bill that would give the Prime Minister the power to trigger Article 50 the CLA sent a briefing to all rural MPs highlighting the key opportunities and risks that Brexit presents to the rural economy. These include a future support scheme, trade, regulation and labour.