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CAAV News - 2009

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VAT returns to be submitted online

10 November 2009

HMRC has announced that from April 2010, all businesses with an annual turnover of £100,000 or more will have to file their VAT returns online. Further information will be sent to businesses by HMRC and there is guidance on the HMRC website.

Bookings open for the CAAV Centenary Young Valuers' Conference 2010

10 November 2009

Bookings are now being taken for the CAAV Centenary Young Valuers' Conference which is being held on Friday 8th January 2010 at Magdalen College, Oxford. The conference is open to all CAAV members aged 35 and under. A four-course, black tie banquet will take place on the Friday evening in the impressive 15th century Dining Hall at Magdalen College and tickets for this are open to partners, guests and friends. Places are limited so early booking is advisable. Further information is available in Events. Bookings close on 16th December 2009.

Welsh Assembly Ministers support TB Eradication Order

09 November 2009

Welsh Assembly Ministers have voted (49-9) to support the TB Eradication (Wales) Order 2009 last week. Further information is available on the Welsh Assembly website. It is understood that the Badger Trust has sent a letter to the Welsh Assembly Government as part of the Judicial Review Pre Action Protocol which asks for a response by 19th November 2009.

Whole industry approach must work to deliver Campaign for the Farmed Environment

05 November 2009

Farming and conservation groups will today (Thursday November 5) join forces with the Government in a groundbreaking agreement to help farmers and land managers protect and enhance the nation's countryside.

The Campaign for the Farmed Environment (CFE) aims to retain the environmental benefits formerly provided by set-aside under the Single Payment Scheme (SPS) in three key areas - resource protection, farmland birds and farm wildlife. The industry led voluntary approach, which was given backing from Government in July, is seen as the most viable alternative to retaining the environmental benefits that were provided by set aside. Further information may be found at

Wales broadens eligibility criteria for New Entrants Support Scheme

04 November 2009

The Welsh Assembly Government (WAG) has confirmed that it is broadening the eligibility criteria for entry into its forthcoming Young Entrants Support Scheme (YESS) so that it will now be open to farmers who have set up as head of holding for the first time in the 12 month period prior to them submitting their YESS application. Further information is available on the WAG website.

Recognition of professional qualifications in EU

29 October 2009

The EU has formally notified the UK of its failure to take action to implement the EU Directive on the recognition of professional qualifications across the EU. The Directive should have been implemented by members states by October 2007 in order to facilitate the movement of professionals to work across the EU. Belgium and Luxembourg have also failed to meet the EU requirements. More information is available on the Europa website.

Benn makes statement about RPA loss of farmer's data

29 October 2009

Hilary Benn has issued a Ministerial Statement to the House of Commons today regarding the RPA's loss of some data sources relating to customers. Further information is available on the RPA website.

Commission allows temporary measure for farmers to be paid up to €15,000 in state aid

28 October 2009

The European Commission has agreed to allow Member States, on a temporary basis, to pay farmers up to €15,000 of state aid. This move is aimed at assisting the dairy sector but is open to all farming sectors. Further information is available on the Europa website.

Reports of challenge to proposed Welsh badger cull

21 October 2009

Farmers Guardian has reported that a motion to annul the proposal for a legal badger cull has been put forward by two Welsh Assembly members. The matter will be debated on 4th November. For the full story, go to the Farmers Guardian website.

Wales commences early SPS 2009 payments for DFoB farmers

19 October 2009

The Welsh Assembly Government (WAG) has commenced making early payments for SPS 2009 to farmers affected by the collapse of DFoB. Further information is available on the WAG website.

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