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Government publishes Path to Sustainable Farming roadmap

Posted by Mark Carlisle on December 4th 2020 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS .

The government published a roadmap, Path to Sustainable Farming, on 30 November 2020. The roadmap is an agricultural transition plan, which sets out changes to agricultural policy in England from 1 January 2021. The changes will come into force over a period of seven years as farmers transition away from...

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Government publishes policy paper on financial assistance plan for 2021-27 period

Posted by Mark Carlisle on December 4th 2020 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS .

On 30 November 2020, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has published a policy paper, Multi annual financial assistance plan for the plan period 2021 to 2027. The report sets out how it will plan to meet the requirements of section 4 (which deals with multi annual...

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RPA launches consultation on BPS operation of new forest common

Posted by Mark Carlisle on December 4th 2020 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS .

On 30 November 2020, the Rural Payment Agency (RPA) has launched a consultation on the operation of the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) seeking alternative ways to the current allocation method of eligible areas of the New Forest.

Currently, the allocated areas are based on the number of marketing fees (a fee...

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Agriculture Act 2020 receives Royal Assent

Posted by Brian Maxwell on November 13th 2020 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS .

On 11 November 2020, the Agriculture Act 2020 (AA 2020) received royal assent.

The Agriculture Bill 2019-21 was published on 16 January 2020. The Government introduced  an Agriculture Bill 2017-19 in the last Parliament which fell at dissolution in October 2019. The Lords agreed to  the final Commons amendments on 9...

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Summer 2020 Economic Update: key business tax announcements

Posted by Mark Carlisle on July 10th 2020 in All .

On 8 July 2020, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, delivered the Summer 2020 Economic Update (update). The update launched a program entitled "A Plan for Jobs 2020", described as the second phase of a three-phase plan to ensure the UK's recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Chancellor announced a...

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Guidance published on electrical safety standards in private rented sector

Posted by Brian Maxwell on June 5th 2020 in All .

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has published guidance on electrical safety standards in the private rented sector for landlords, tenants and local authorities following the Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 (SI 2020/312) coming into force on 1 June 2020.

The Regulations...

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