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CAAV News - 2009

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National Audit Office heavily critical of RPA

15 October 2009

The National Audit Office has published a damning report on the administration of the Single Payment Scheme by the RPA, describing a "serious lack of attention to the protection of taxpayers' interests" and a "lack of senior management ownership of the scheme". The report and an executive summary can be downloaded from the NAO website.

Infrastructure Planning Commission - new website

07 October 2009

The Infrastructure Planning Commission, which will decide planning applications for nationally significant infrastructure projects, has launched its new website which can be found at www.infrastructure.communities.gov.uk

 

TB Eradication (Wales) Order 2009 laid by Minister

01 October 2009

Following a public consultation, the Welsh Assembly Government (WAG) has laid the TB Eradication (Wales) Order 2009 which gives them powers to make use of culling and vaccination of badgers as part of the Welsh TB Eradication Programme. Further information is available on the WAG website.

European Commission fines Member States for breaches of CAP rules

29 September 2009

The European Commission has announced that it will recover €214 million from Member States for non-compliance with EU rules on the implementation of the CAP. Great Britain will be fined €10.94 million for overshooting financial ceilings and for not meeting payment deadlines. The largest fines go to France (€70 million) for f ailings in its cross-compliance checking system.

CRC seeks evidence of rural business performance

25 September 2009

The Commission for Rural Communities is seeking evidence of how rural businesses are coping with the recession for its next report to Government. Views are sought on prospects for the future; bank lending; business closures and start-ups; and the use of support measures. To contribute evidence before Friday 9th October, go to the CRC website.

DEFRA publishes Soil Strategy for England

24 September 2009

DEFRA has published the new Soil Strategy for England which aims to improve the management of soil and tackle degradation. The Strategy can be downloaded from the DEFRA website.

OFT bans Southampton estate agent

24 September 2009

The OFT has banned two people and a limited company from trading as estate agents after they failed to join a redress scheme. More details on the OFT website.

Commission proposes further measures to assist dairy sector

18 September 2009

The European Commission has set out a further package of measures to assist dairy farmers. Further information is available on the Europa website.

DEFRA announces new Responsibility and Cost Sharing Advisory Group

17 September 2009

DEFRA has announced the composition of the Responsibility and Cost Sharing (RCS) Advisory Group who are to assist with formulating the way in which RCS may be introduced in England. The Group is to report back to DEFRA Secretary Hilary Benn by late 2010. Further information is available on the DEFRA website.

Dissolution of Animal Health and Welfare Strategy EIG announced

16 September 2009

DEFRA has announced the dissolution of the Animal Health and Welfare Strategy England Implementation Group (EIG) which was created in 2005 to help deliver the Animal Health and Welfare Strategy. Further information is available on the DEFRA website.

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