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CAAV News - 2018

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Landlords: Check energy performance now, warns CAAV

18 April 2018

In this article, which has appeared in several online publications and local newspapers, the CAAV's Kate Russell explains the new energy efficiency regulations which apply to let property from 1st April 2018: Landlords: Check energy performance now, warns CAAV

Farmers must prepare for more security checks on land deals

16 April 2018

Kate Russell, Policy and Technical Adviser at the CAAV, warns that farmers buying and selling land need to be prepared for increased security checks due to new regulations over money laundering in this article which appeared on the Farmers Weekly website on 12th April 2018.

Contract agreements must be genuine, farmers warned

16 April 2018

CAAV Secretary and Adviser, Jeremy Moody, urges farmers to show they remain actively involved in the business when setting up contracting agreements in this article which appeared on the Farmers Weekly website on 13th April 2018.

Advice on hedges for BPS and Countryside Stewardship 2018

03 April 2018

Following the RPA's publication of new mapping information about hedges on the online digital maps on the Rural Payments service, Alice De Soer from the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV) has given advice about how to deal with hedges for Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) and Countryside Stewardship in 2018 in a Farmers Weekly article to appear in this week's edition.

Further information can also be found in the DEFRA guidance on 'How to check and change your hedge information 2018'.

Expert advice on applying for Basic Payment Scheme 2018

17 March 2018

With the online BPS 2018 application window opening earlier this week, Alice De Soer from the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV) has given some advice about applying this year in a Farmers Weekly article.

Prime Minister to meet devolved administrations to discuss EU exit negotiations

14 March 2018

Prime Minister Theresa May is to meet with the First Ministers of Scotland and Wales, together with representatives from the Northern Ireland Civil Service, later today to discuss the EU exit negotiations and the EU Withdrawal Bill in relation to devolved powers. Please see GOV.UK for further information.

Countryside Stewardship Arable Offer - What's Involved?

27 February 2018

Following the opening of the online application window for the new Countryside Stewardship Arable Offer on 20th February, Alice De Soer from the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV) has given some tips in a Farmers Weekly article about applying

DEFRA to launch future agricultural policy consultation today

27 February 2018

DEFRA is to launch its consultation on the future of agricultural policy in England today. The 10 week consultation will run until 8th May and will include proposals on:

  • "redirecting" Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) money to a new system which will pay farmers and land managers "public money for public goods", with a focus on environmental protection and enhancement, as well as sustainable food production;
  • supporting other public goods, including: "investment in technology and skills to improve productivity, providing public access to farmland and the countryside, ehanced welfare standards for livestock and measures to support the resilience of rural and upland communities.";
  • an "agricultural transition" of a "number of years" to move farmers from BPS to the new system; and
  • reducing BPS payments to the "largest landowners" during this transition period.

Further details are available on GOV.UK.

We will publish the consultation paper on this website as soon as it is available

Gove delivers speech at NFU Conference

20 February 2018

The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, the Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, has delivered a speech this morning at the NFU Conference. The full text of the speech, "A Brighter Future for Farming", can be viewed on GOV.UK.

DEFRA announces £10m 'collaboration fund' for farmers and small producers

19 February 2018

DEFRA has announced that a 'collaboration' fund of £10m will be made available to farmers and small producers. This fund is part of a package of measures announced in the Government reponse to a consultation on the remit of the Groceries Code Adjudicator, including: the introduction of compulsory milk contracts and a requirement for slaughterhouses to use a standard grid classification of sheep carcases. Further information is available on GOV.UK.

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