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Jeremy's Blog 24th May 2024: The General Election is Called

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This article by Jeremy Moody first appeared in the CAAV e-Briefing of 23rd May 2024 So, the election has been triggered, precipitately resetting the cycle of government at a time of much unfinished practical business. While a new Parliament can, with time, change decided law, all outstanding policy decisions, as for DEFRA’s Higher Tier Scheme, are now for the new government once in place and briefed – and capable of going down different roads. As Parliament rises by Thursday, almost all...

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Updated CAAV Bylaws

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The CAAV Council of 21st May approved revisions to the CAAV’s Bylaws for membership, conduct, and complaints and disciplinary procedures. As well as updating, rewording and housekeeping, the substantive changes are: to provide a more formal structure for handling applications for readmission to membership to recognise the range of misconduct that could bring the Association into disrepute to require members to notify the CAAV immediately of any criminal conviction (other than a summary...

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EXPANDED SFI - SECTOR LEAFLETS

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DEFRA has published a series of sector leaflets, grouping the 102 actions of the expanded SFI offer that are to be available later in the year by theme. The leaflets, and an SFI Checklist, are available here.

Expanded SFI - DEFRA Webinar - 29th May

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DEFRA is hosting a webinar on Wednesday 29 May at 11am to go through the guidance, actions and detail for the expanded SFI offer. Those wishing to join can register here: Webinar Registration - Zoom.

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CAAV Note 240520: England - Mitigation Hierarchy & Planning

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A recent dismissal of an appeal by the planning inspectorate (ref. APP/D1265/W/23/3314801) provides an interesting parallel for the implementation of biodiversity net gain (BNG) in England. This note looks at the relevant section of the published decision.

Jeremy's Blog 17th May 2024: The No 10 Farm to Fork Summit

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This article by Jeremy Moody first appeared in the CAAV e-Briefing of 16th May 2024 The fruit and vegetable sector is a strong contributor to the value of UK agricultural output. It has been under severe economic pressure as costs, risks and necessary working capital have risen well ahead of produce returns. Weather and labour add to the challenges. Production volumes, areas and confidence have all fallen. It is clearly magical thinking to suggest that saying the British public ought to eat...

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CAAV Fees Survey Report 2023

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The CAAV Fees Survey Report 2023 is now available. This can help inform members and others about developing fee rates and is referred to as an objective overview by members and compulsory purchase acquirers when looking at fee structures and hourly rates.

Expanded SFI: Expression of Interest

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As many will be aware, the expanded Sustainable Farming Incentive in England will be opening this summer. The RPA will be offering a controlled rollout of the scheme to a limited number of people before the scheme opens to all applicants. This small number will be able to apply for the scheme early so that the RPA can open the service in a controlled way. They will also be asking these early applicants about their experience of submitting an application, so that they can improve the service in...

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CAAV Note 240514: England - Wet Weather Temporary Scheme Adjustments

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The RPA has introduced a set of temporary adjustments for those who have had difficulty meeting the requirements of their CS, ES, SFI and SFI pilot agreements due to wet weather. The full list of options and actions with temporary adjustments is available here: Wet weather: temporary support for farmers in 2024 - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk). This note provides a short overview....

CS Claims - Rural Payments System Delays

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Many will be aware that there are significant delays in the creation and submission of annual claims for Countryside Stewardship. The RPA is encouraging agreement holders to continue to with their claims. They have advised us that: 'We will make sure that those affected are not disadvantaged. We will keep a record that the system performance has affected their ability to claim and they won’t receive any late claim reductions if we receive their claim after 15 May because of this.' Those...

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CAAV Note 240514: Wales - Sustainable Farming Scheme Slips to 2026

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The recently appointed Welsh Government Cabinet Secretary for Climate Change and Rural Affairs, Huw Irranca-Davies, today told the Senedd that, after seeing a draft of the analysis of over 1,200 consultation responses “it is already clear that some changes are needed” to the Sustainable Farming Scheme (SFS) proposals. That analysis and the government response to the consultation are to be published in June. This note provides more detail....

Jeremy's Blog 10th May 2024: Land Drainage - A Key Investment

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This article by Jeremy Moody first appeared in the CAAV e-Briefing of 9th May 2024 Land drainage and the management of water offer one of the ways to tell the story of our landscapes as millennia of hard work have made a wet land productive. Even now, for many soils having good field drainage is the precondition for land to give its potential – becoming more important with the spread of no-till practices. With 40 years since the last major wave of drainage investment, this winter has shown...

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CAAV Note 240510: Carbon Credits - VAT

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HMRC has now issued the Revenue and Customs Brief – VAT Treatment of Voluntary Carbon Credits with guidance to take effect from 1st September 2024, applying to transactions involving voluntary carbon credits on or after that date. This note provides more detail....

CS & ES Claims - Update Land Use

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Those preparing to submit a claim for CS or ES in 2024 are reminded that the land use codes for the relevant parcels should be updated where there have been changes.

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