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CAAV News - 2010

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Groceries Code Adjudicator proposed by Government

03 August 2010

The Department for Business, Skills and Innovation (BIS) has announced that a Groceries Code Adjudicator will be appointed to monitor the Groceries Supply Code of Practice. The Adjudicator will investigate complaints made by suppliers against supermarkets and will be part of the Office of Fair Trading.

Deadline for expressions of interest for Glastir All Wales Element extended

02 August 2010

The Welsh Assembly Government (WAG) has extended the deadline for receipt of expressions interest for the new Welsh agri-environment scheme, Glastir All Wales Element (AWE). The new deadline is Friday 6th August 2010. Any expressions of interest received after this date will be rejected. Further information is available on the WAG website.

Dr Judge appointed as interim Chief Executive of RPA

28 July 2010

Following the recent announcement that Tony Cooper (CEO of the RPA) was taking early retirement, Minister for Agriculture, Jim Paice, has today announced that his succesor is to be Dr Richard Judge who will take up his role from Monday 2nd August 2010. Dr Judge will be acting as an interim CEO for 3 to 6 months whilst a permanent successor is sought. Further information is available on the DEFRA website.

Wales benefts from £1.4 million EU funding for tidal power project

28 July 2010

The Welsh Assembly Government (WAG) has been given £1.4 million EU funding towards a project to develop innovative technology to create electricity using tidal power of the West Wales coast. Further information is available on the WAG website.

National Tutorial Booking Form now available

28 July 2010

The booking form and overview for the National Tutorial are now available in the Events section of this website.

Abolition of Government Offices in the Regions

26 July 2010

The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government has announced the Government's intention to abolish the Government Offices for the Regions. A final decision will be made in the autumn following the Spending Review. The full announcement can be read on the DCLG website. 

DEFRA to reform over 30 arm's length bodies

22 July 2010

Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman has today announced the reform of over 30 of DEFRA's 90 or so arm's length bodies.

The following are being abolished - The Agricultural Wages Board, the 15 Agricultural Wages Committees, the 16 Agricultural Dwelling House Advisory Commitees, the Committee on Agricultural Valuation, the Commons Commissioners, the Inland Waterways Advisory Council and the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution.

Further information is available on the DEFRA website.

Office of Tax Simplification announced

20 July 2010

The Government has announced the creation of an Office of Tax Simplification which will aim to reduce complexities in the tax system. Further detail can be found on the HM Treasury website.

The 2013 Review of the RPA Report

20 July 2010

Minister of Agriculture Jim Paice made a written statement to the House of Commons this morning announcing publication of the 2013 Review of the RPA Report. The full Ministerial statement and the Executive Summary of the Report can be downloaded from the DEFRA website.

Court of Appeal quashes TB Eradication (Wales) Order

13 July 2010

Following the appeal brought by the Badger Trust against the cull of badgers in the Intensive Action Pilot Area (IAPA), the Welsh Assembly Government has had the TB Eradication (Wales) Order quashed by the Court of Appeal which means that the powers to carry out a badger cull and vaccination in the IAPA have been removed.

The judgment can be viewed on the BAILII website. The Welsh Assembly Government has said that it is "disappointed" with the judgment and that they will need to consider the judgment "in detail" before making any decisions on the next steps to be taken

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