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CAAV News - 2020

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Covid-19: Advice for people with animals

27 March 2020

The Government has published advice for pet owners and livestock keepers during the coronavirus outbreak:

Covid-19: Guidance on access to green spaces

27 March 2020

The Government has published guidance on access to green spaces, encouraging people to use green spaces near their home for exercise and not to travel to get to them.

Covid-19: Government advice on moving house during the lockdown

27 March 2020

The Government has published advice on moving house during the lockdown for the coronavirus outbreak:

COVID-19: Letter from the Environment Secretary

27 March 2020

The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, George Eustice, has written an open letter to the food industry thanking all those involved for their efforts so far in supporting the nation during the coronavirus outbreak.

Covid-19: Government support for self-employed

26 March 2020

On 26th March Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced that self-employed workers will be able to apply for a grant worth 80% of their average monthly profits over the last three years, up to a maximum of £2,500 a month. The money will be paid in a single lump sum, but will not begin to arrive until the start of June at the earliest.



26 March 2020

Podcast No. 6 - EPCs and MEES for domestic property: what you need to know

Energy efficiency in buildings is a key area for Government to tackle if it is to meet the deadline for net zero carbon by 2050. Kate Russell of the CAAV explains how the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards are being implemented for let residential property in England and Wales at the moment and looks ahead to where standards will go in future.


Also available on Apple, Spotify and Google Podcasts

Catch-up on previous episodes here

Covid-19: Government to pay wages

20 March 2020

The Chancellor has announced today (20th March) that the Government will step in and pay up to 80% of wages for employees not working due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Guidance for businesses during CV-19 outbreak

20 March 2020

Many professional firms are publishing useful guidance on their websites for businesses during the Covid-19 outbreak. As examples of what is available, Michelmores solicitors has published guidance for employers and Roythornes solicitors has published information on employment issues for farm businesses.

DEFRA relaxes crop diversification rules and confirms £6m funding for flood-affected farmers

20 March 2020

DEFRA has confirmed that the crop diversification rules under "greening" will not apply for Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) 2020 applications. This is to assist farmers in England who have been unable to establish crops because of the prolonged wet weather and flooding.

In addition, the Farming Recovery Fund is being further extended with £6 million funding to assist farmers affected by flooding during February 2020. This support is being made available to eligible farmers in parts of East and North Yorkshire, Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Nottinghamshire and Herefordshire.

Further information is available on the GOV.UK website.

Bank of England cuts base rate to 0.1%

19 March 2020

The Bank of England has cut the base rate to 0.1% with effect from 19th March 2020, as part of the response to the Covid-19 outbreak.

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