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CAAV Agricultural Land Occupation Survey 2021 - England and Wales

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The forms for the 2021 CAAV Agricultural Land Occupation Survey for England and Wales have been circulated to Local Association secretaries by email and are attached again here for convenience. The survey records changes in land occupation, including new arrangements (FBTs, succession tenancies, grazing agreements or contract farming arrangements) and identifying what has happened to land that has left the let sector (sold or taken in-hand, for example). It does not ask about rent. This is the...

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CAAV Note 211126: Avian Influenza Update

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This note sets out the current position on avian influenza covering:the Avian Influenza Prevention Zonelivestock movements from poultry farms; and the how to spot avian influenza.

Consultation: Housing Legal Aid - The Way Forward

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The Ministry of Justice has opened a consultation on changes to the Housing Legal Aid programme. The main proposals are: remodel the delivery to become a new Housing Loss Prevention Advice Service (HLPAS), incorporating both the existing service of advice and representation at court but also early legal advice before courtexpanding the scope of legal aid so that HLPAS providers can offer early legal advice on social welfare law matters to individuals facing procession proceedingscontracts for...

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CAAV Note 211125: Scotland - Short-Term Lets Regulation and Licensing

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The Scottish Parliament has set out legislation for two parallel regimes to regulate the use of properties in some areas for short-term lets through development control and then a licensing regime for all short-term lets. This note reviews the provisions of the legislation and some background.

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211123 Guidance Money Laundering Supervision for Letting Agency Businesses

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The Government has issued guidance for Letting Agents needing to register with HMRC under Money Laundering Regulations. Letting Agents dealing with high value lettings (equivalent to more than 10,000 euros per month), including those dealing with agricultural and commercial properties, are required to register.

#31 - The New Environmental Policies

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With the government’s ambition to improve the environment and with the passing of the new Environment Act, this podcast explores the new policies for the environment including habitats with biodiversity gain, water quality and air quality.

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Jeremy's Blog 19th November 2021: The Need for Good Businesses

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This article by Jeremy Moody first appeared in the CAAV e-Briefing of 18th November 2021. The national, rural and agricultural economies need more good businesses to face the expected challenges of this decade. For all the developing policies and larger national objectives, the economy and so living standards and public services rest on improving business performance. That means providing what people will pay well for, doing so efficiently with the greatest ratio between outputs and inputs...

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England: Farming Equipment and Technology Fund - List of Items

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The Farming Investment Fund was launched on 16th November and, within that, the Farming Equipment and Technology Fund (FETF) is now open for applications until 7th January 2022. Details are covered in this CAAV webnote The full and expanded list of items eligible for FETF with their specification and the grant payable on each is set out in this note on the Gov.uk website....

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CAAV: England - Biodiversity Gain Agreements - Heads of Terms Review

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This paper is prepared as an initial review of factors to be considered in agreements between developers, landowners and other interested parties for biodiversity gain in the context of the Environment Act 2021 (newly with Royal Assent). As an initial review, it will doubtless develop with experience but has been informed by presentations to and questions and discussion at CAAV meetings and a webinar. Each case will, of course, fall to be handled with professional judgment on its facts and...

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SI 2021/1180 (W.291) The Agricultural Holdings (Units of Production) (Wales) (No. 2) Order 2021

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The Agricultural Holdings (Units of Production)(Wales)(No.2) Order 2021 (SI 2021/1180 (W.291)) comes into force on 1st December 2021. The Agricultural Holdings (Units of Production) Orders set out the net annual income from aunit of production for the purposes of assessing whether an agricultural holding is acommercial unit of agricultural land. Please note that the CAAV Members’ Handbook 2021/22 went to press before the newOrder was published and therefore it includes the old figures....

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