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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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PUBLIC RIGHTS OF WAY – COVID 19

Posted by Mark Carlisle on May 5th 2020 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS .

PUBLIC RIGHTS OF WAY – COVID 19

There has been a significant level of discussion on social media and other media

outlets on the use of public rights of way during the current Covid-19 restrictions.

Governments and their agencies have updated their guidance and in the specific

case of Wales, new laws published on...

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Countryside Stewardship (England) Regulations published

Posted by Mark Carlisle on January 24th 2020 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS .

The government published the Countryside Stewardship (England) Regulations (SI 2020/41) on 22 January 2020. The Regulations allow the Countryside Stewardship grant scheme to open for applications in February 2020.

The scheme will provide funding for farmers, woodland owners, foresters and land managers to make environmental improvements through activities such as:

  • Conserving and...

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Government provides update on Ash Archive initiative

Posted by Mark Carlisle on January 24th 2020 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS .

On 17 January 2020, the government provided an update on its Ash Archive initiative. The initiative, which was aimed at maintaining and restoring ash in the British landscape following the Ash dieback disease outbreak, has successfully planted 3,000 trees in Hampshire. The initiative will continue to monitor the tolerance to...

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Government scheme funds village halls in England

Posted by Mark Carlisle on January 24th 2020 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS .

On 20 January 2020, the government has funded £1.2 million to village halls in England for these communities to make refurbishments. The fund recognises the importance of village halls and the scheme will allow village halls to continue to effectively play a role in rural communities.

Village hall committees can apply...

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Natural England licenses 11 new badger control areas in 2019

Posted by Mark Carlisle on September 30th 2019 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS .

Natural England has licensed and authorised 11 new badger control areas to begin operations within High Risk and Edge areas of England from autumn 2019. It has also authorised the licence holders to resume operations in 29 existing badger control areas in 2019.

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs...

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