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Mark Carlisle

Rural Crime Survey

Posted by Mark Carlisle on June 12th 2018 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS , All .

The 2018 National Rural Crime Survey, of crime and anti-social behaviour in rural communities across England and Wales, is now open and closes on Sunday 10 June. The National Rural Crime Network produces a series of recommendations to the police and is funded by 28 Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs).

The...

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Mark Carlisle

Consultation on potential ban of live exports of animals for slaughter

Posted by Mark Carlisle on May 11th 2018 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS , All .

The government has launched a call for evidence for a potential ban on the live export of animals for slaughter once the UK leaves the EU. It will also look at higher welfare standards for live animal movements. The government says it would prefer animals to be slaughtered close to the...

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Mark Carlisle

Badger cull central to policy to rid England of bovine TB by 2038

Posted by Mark Carlisle on May 10th 2018 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS , All .

The government is committed to eradicating bovine TB and sees badger culling as central to that policy, as highlighted in a House of Commons briefing paper published 12 April 2018.

Badger culling has taken place in England since 2011. The government strategy set out the rationale for action to address the...

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Mark Carlisle

Attention Farmers!

Posted by Mark Carlisle on April 20th 2018 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS , All .

Basic Payment Scheme deadline looms

The application deadline for the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) 2017 is midnight on 15 May 2018. Late applications will be accepted until 9 June but will incur a penalty.

This is the first year that hedges are shown in online digital maps. For those that want to...

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Mark Ollier

New Japanese Knotweed (fallopia japonica) Case Causes Concern

Posted by Mark Ollier on February 13th 2018 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS , All , COMMERCIAL PROPERTY , MOVING HOUSE .

As you may be aware, Japanese Knotweed is an invasive species in the UK, which although superficially attractive, causes major structural problems to buildings.  At its most prolific, it can grow up to 20cm a day. Its roots are 3 metres deep and it can grow through concrete. It spreads...

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Mark Carlisle

Land, Horses & The Law

Posted by Mark Carlisle on November 15th 2016 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS , All .

Introduction

If you are considering allowing horses onto your land it is important to seek legal and tax advice.  You should consider the most appropriate type of agreement to use as it is not always obvious.

1.         Horses for purely recreational use

When there is no business element we would advise a licence or...

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