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CAAV News - 2010

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Badger Trust given leave to appeal against judicial review outcome

09 June 2010

It has been reported by the Farmers Guardian that the Badger Trust has been given leave to appeal the judicial review outcome regarding the cull of badgers as part of the Welsh TB Eradication Programme. Further information is available on the Farmers Guardian website.

Welsh Assembly Government issues reponse to Badger Trust being given leave to appeal

09 June 2010

The Welsh Assemboy Government has issued a statement in response to the Badger Trust being granted leave to appeal the outcome of the judicial review earlier this year regarding the cull of badgers as part of the TB Eradication Programme in Wales. The statement is available on the Welsh Assembly Government website.

Single Payment Scheme amendments - deadline of 1st June

28 May 2010

Members are reminded that the deadline for receipt by the RPA of amendments to SPS claims submitted by 17th May to avoid penalties is Tuesday 1st June. Any amendments must be notified in writing to the RPA.

Entry Level Stewardship renewal applications - 1st June deadline

25 May 2010

We would remind members with clients who have Entry Level Stewardship (ELS) agreements expiring at the end of July 2010 that ELS renewal applications must be received by Natural England by 1st June 2010 in order that a start date of 1st August may be guaranteed, therefore avoiding a gap between the expiry of the existing agreement and the commencement of the new one. Further information can be found on the Natural England website.

DEFRA budget to be cut by £162 million

24 May 2010

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osbourne and Chief Secretary to the Treasury David Laws have announced today that as part of a broader package of savings, DEFRA's 2010/11 budget is to be cut by £162 million. The detail of these cuts is yet to be confirmed. Further information is available on the HM Treasury website.

CAAV Centenary Reception at Westminster Abbey

20 May 2010

Over 200 members and guests enjoyed a reception at Westminster Abbey on Wednesday evening to celebrate the CAAV Centenary. The reception followed Evening Prayer in the Abbey where a prayer was said for the Association. A full report will appear soon on the website and in the June News Letter.

CAAV Council approves Scottish affiliation

20 May 2010

On Wednesday 19th May the CAAV Council voted unanimously to approve a request by the Scottish Agricultural Arbiters and Valuers Association (SAAVA) to affiliate to the Central Association. In our centenary year, CAAV Local Associations now cover the whole of Great Britain. We warmly welcome our new Scottish colleagues.

DEFRA Ministerial portfolios announced

18 May 2010

DEFRA has announced that Jim Paice MP is Minister of State for Agriculture and Food, with responsibility for most farming matters and Richard Benyon MP is Parliamentary Under Secretary for Natural Environment and Fisheries. Further detail is available on the DEFRA website.

New DEFRA Ministers announced

16 May 2010

Further to the announcement that Caroline Spelman MP is to be the DEFRA Secretary of State and James Paice MP's appointment as Minster of State, it has now been confirmed that Richard Benyon MP and Lord Henley have been appointed as Parliamentary Under Secretaries of State. Confirmation is awaited with regard to division of responsibilities. Further information is available on the DEFRA website.

DEFRA Minister of State announced

14 May 2010

James Paice MP has been appointed as DEFRA Minister of State. We await further information but further appointments should be confirmed later today.

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