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CAAV News - 2009

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East Anglian Grazing Exchange

02 April 2009

A new Grazing Exchange has been set up in East Anglia to match livestock owners in search of grazing land with landowners who have grass available. The Grazing Exchange is supported by Natural England, Easton College and the Eastern Region Grazing Forum. More information is available on the Eastern Region Grazing Forum website.

DEFRA: Compensation tables for April

02 April 2009

DEFRA have published the latest compensation tables for animals slaughtered for TB, BSE, brucellosis and EBL for April 2009. They can be found on the DEFRA website.

Agricultural contractor fined for slurry pollution

02 April 2009

An agricultural contractor in Wiltshire has been fined £1,800 plus costs after being prosecuted by the Environment Agency for polluting a brook with slurry which had run off an adjacent field. The full story can be found on the Environment Agency website.

DEFRA statistics on biodiversity indicators

03 April 2009

DEFRA have published statistics on UK Biodiversity Indicators which give a mixed picture of changes to biodiversity in the UK. Whilst some indicators showed both short and long term improvement, others showed declines. The press release with further detail can be found on the DEFRA website.

RPA: Single Payment 2008 payment update

03 April 2009

The RPA have released their latest statistics on payment of the 2008 Single Payment. By 2nd April 2009, RPA had paid out £1.53 billion, which is 93.84% of the total payment fund of £1.63 billion. 101,400 farmers had been paid, representing 95.24% of the total.

The full press release can be read at the RPA website.

RPA to publish CAP payment details

03 April 2009

The RPA is to publish CAP payment details for payments made between 16th October 2007 and 15th October 2008 on a website. The information, which is published in keeping with requirements of EC legislation, will include the trading name, the amount, the local town and first part of the postcode. The website is www.cap-payments.defra.gov.uk and it will go live on 30th April 2009. For the full press release, go to the RPA website.

RASE announces that 2009 Royal Show will be the last

06 April 2009

RASE have announced that the 2009 Royal Show will be the last ever. The event is to be scrapped following several years of falling attendance and increasing competition from other events. The RASE's full press release can be read on their website.

NFU and CLA launch Campaign for the Farmed Environment

22 April 2009

The NFU and CLA have launched their proposal for an alternative voluntary approach to set aside mitigation, branded the Campaign for the Farmed Environment. The full press releases can be found on the NFU website and the CLA website.

Budget latest: VAT and SDLT

22 April 2009

The Chancellor has announced that the VAT cut to 15% will remain until December 2009.

The Stamp Duty Land Tax holiday for houses under £175,000 is extended to the end of the year.

A more detailed Budget Briefing will follow.

Budget latest: fuel duty up 2ppl on 1st September

22 April 2009

Fuel duty will increase by 2p per litre on 1st September, teh Chancellor has announced in the Budget. A more detailed Budget Briefing will follow.

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