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Budget: Red diesel relief stays for farming as Chancellor recognises industry fears

Budget: Red diesel relief stays for farming as Chancellor recognises industry fears

UK farmers will be relieved to hear agricultural tax rebate on red diesel is set to stay as the Chancellor Rishi...

March 12, 2020

Rural and veterinary bodies give their take on the new Agriculture Bill

Rural and veterinary bodies give their take on the new Agriculture Bill

The long-awaited Bill, which will now start to progress through Parliament, sets out a blueprint for the future of farming...

January 17, 2020

£2 million Government flood fund opens for applications

£2 million Government flood fund opens for applications

Applications have opened for a £2 million Government fund to help northern farmers affected by summer flooding. In July, parts...

September 20, 2019

Two senior appointments announced for the CLA

Two senior appointments announced for the CLA

The Country Land and Business Association (CLA) has made two senior appointments with Judicaelle Hammond joining as director of policy...

July 21, 2019

Third of rural police forces lack a dedicated strategy to combat rural crime

Third of rural police forces lack a dedicated strategy to combat rural crime

New analysis by the Country Land and Business Association (CLA), has revealed that police forces across England and Wales are...

July 21, 2019

Tory PM candidate commits to no-deal Brexit relief scheme for farmers

Tory PM candidate commits to no-deal Brexit relief scheme for farmers

Prime Ministerial hopeful Jeremy Hunt has vowed to introduce a “relief programme” for farming in the event of a ‘no-deal’...

July 1, 2019

CLA joins consortium building long-term approach to environmental policymaking

CLA joins consortium building long-term approach to environmental policymaking

The Country Land and Business Association (CLA) has joined forces with a range of business, environmental, academic and professional groups...

May 31, 2019

May departure: Farming’s reaction to PM’s resignation

May departure: Farming’s reaction to PM’s resignation

The UK’s farming bodies have warned May’s resignation means yet more uncertainty and a return to the possibility of a...

May 24, 2019

CLA: Brexit extension offers ‘welcome breathing space’

CLA: Brexit extension offers ‘welcome breathing space’

The extension to Article 50, which was decided upon by the EU last night, has been welcomed by the Country...

April 11, 2019

CLA: ‘Great strides have been made on ending digital divide’

CLA: ‘Great strides have been made on ending digital divide’

The Country Land and Business Association (CLA) has said that “great strides” have been made on rural broadband, which the...

April 1, 2019

CLA argues against removal of compensation for water abstractors

CLA argues against removal of compensation for water abstractors

The CLA (Country Land and Business Association) has responded to Defra’s consultation, Improving the Management of Water in the Environment,...

March 21, 2019

Improved BPS delivery but bridging payments still needed, NFU says

Improved BPS delivery but bridging payments still needed, NFU says

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) has called for immediate bridging payments to be provided to the more than 5,000 farmers...

January 18, 2019

At least 500 new phone masts planned for rural UK

At least 500 new phone masts planned for rural UK

The CLA has welcomed the announcement by Ofcom today of a series of new measures designed to compel mobile network...

December 23, 2018

Green watchdog will support farmers to care for the environment, says CLA

Green watchdog will support farmers to care for the environment, says CLA

A new green watchdog to hold the Government to account will help to prevent damage to the environment through Brexit...

December 21, 2018

‘Government must commit to a new Enterprising Countryside Charter’ – CLA

‘Government must commit to a new Enterprising Countryside Charter’ – CLA

The CLA is calling for Government to commit to a new Enterprising Countryside Charter as 500 of its farmers and...

November 29, 2018

Rural landowners call for action on fly-tipping blight

Rural landowners call for action on fly-tipping blight

Private rural landowners are calling for stronger enforcement of legal action to help combat the fly-tipping that is blighting the...

November 16, 2018

‘AHDB must give farmers value for money’ – CLA

‘AHDB must give farmers value for money’ – CLA

The roles and activities of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) need to be reviewed, according to the Country...

November 11, 2018

Farming and environmental groups unite on farm funding message

Farming and environmental groups unite on farm funding message

Farmers, landowners and environmental groups are bringing a united message to Parliament today (October 30) calling for the Government to...

October 30, 2018