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CAAV Note 220421: England - Data, Mapping & Policy

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A recent publication from DEFRA provides an example of how data and digital technology may come to shape rural policy delivery and private markets in the future. This note looks at the background to the Living England project.

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CAAV Note 220419: Scotland - Sustainable Agriculture Capital Grant Scheme (SACGS) - Slurry Store and Spreading Grant

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The Scottish Government has made an announcement on the Sustainable Agriculture Capital Grant Scheme (SACGS). The scheme provides support to businesses to invest in equipment to reduce harmful ammonia emissions and reduce adverse impacts on water quality resulting from the storage and spreading of livestock slurry and digestate. This note sets out the details of the SACGS. The scheme opens for applications on 26 April 2022 and closes to applications midnight 01 June 2022....

Jeremy's Blog 14th April 2022: British Energy Security Strategy

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This article by Jeremy Moody first appeared in the CAAV e-Briefing of 14th April 2022 The UK Government’s new British Energy Security Strategy, responding to the rising energy costs of the last year and now the Ukraine War, is better seen as a snapshot of work belatedly in progress, at differing stages needing more development and with much implementation to be done offering little immediate easing. Our energy networks have anyway been expected to come under pressure this decade as old...

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Scottish Residential Tenancies Consultation extended

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Scottish Residential Tenancies Consultation The period for responding to the Scottish Government’s consultation on residential tenancies, A New Deal for Tenants, with its proposed changes to the law on private residential tenancies and its discussion of tied housing and housing in agricultural tenancies has been extended to close next Friday, 22nd April.

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#38 – Renting homes in Wales – big changes coming on 15th July

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The long-awaited Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 will be implemented on 15th July 2022. The Act will introduce new forms of contracts, replacing Assured Shorthold Tenancies, together with new notice provisions and enhanced safety requirements. In this episode, Rebecca Collins, Policy and Technical Adviser to the CAAV explains the key provisions of the Act and what managing agents need to be aware of.

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Lump Sum Exit Scheme: Guidance & Forms Published

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DEFRA has now published the full guidance to the Lump Sum Exit Scheme: How to apply for a lump sum payment to leave or retire from farming - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk). The application form is available here: Lump Sum Exit Scheme: application form (publishing.service.gov.uk)The evidence form for land transfer and entitlement surrender is available here: Lump Sum Exit Scheme: Entitlements and Evidence form (publishing.service.gov.uk). Applications can be made until midnight on 30th September 2022. For...

Landscape Recovery: Q&A

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In February, DEFRA opened the first round of the Landscape Recovery Pilot (see our website note of 1st February for more detail). To support potential applicants, DEFRA hosted a webinar, which is available to view online: Landscape Recovery Application Launch Webinar (Tuesday 1 March) - YouTube. DEFRA have now published the Q&A from the webinar online. Those interested in the scheme may find the answer to any questions on that page....

Jeremy's Blog 8th April 2022: Repricing the Economy

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This article by Jeremy Moody first appeared in the CAAV e-Briefing of 7th April 2022 We are re-pricing the economy. This is not simply the larger impersonal movements of global commodity markets but the actions of suppliers and buyers, as each adjusts to changed circumstances. How far does each hold their ground or press their cause? What business adjustments does each make? What new things become practical? What old things have to change? This is perhaps still more an adjustment to a “new...

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Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act 2022

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The Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act 2022 received Royal Assent on 15th March 2022, with the note of 28th February 2022 outlining the key purpose of the Act. Agents who receive an 'information notice', which requires the provision of details of beneficial owners of property or other assets, must respond within one month. Failure to respond to a notice or responding with information that is known or suspected to be false is a criminal offence punishable by up to two years'...

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220404 Northern Ireland: Updated EPC Guidance for New Buildings

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Northern Ireland's Finance Minister has announced an update to Buildings Regulations guidance, taking effect from 30th June 2022 and requiring new buildings to have lower emissions. Developers retain flexibility on how to meet the requirements, with expectations for the use of low carbon technologies and increased air tightness for new buildings.

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Jeremy's Blog 1st April 2022: Commodity Markets

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This article by Jeremy Moody first appeared in the CAAV e-Briefing of 31st March 2022 “I used to think that if there was reincarnation, I wanted to come back as the president or the pope or as a .400 baseball hitter. But now I would like to come back as the bond market. You can intimidate everybody.” (James Carville, Political Adviser to US President Bill Clinton) From the Chancellor to the supermarket and from the farm to the household, present circumstances and the last few months show...

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CAAV Note 220330: Red Diesel in Livestock Markets

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The Treasury has clarified the uses of red diesel in connection with agriculture that will remain to be tax relieved after 1st April 2022. This note summarises the uses that will continue to be relieved.

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220330 Scotland: Guidance Issued on Short-term Lets Licensing Scheme

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The Scottish Government has published two guidance documents regarding the licensing scheme for short-term lets - one for hosts and operators and the other for letting agencies and licensing authorities. The CAAV Note of 25th November 2021 provides a summary of the regulations and licensing scheme....

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Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Act 2022

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The Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Act 2022 received Royal Assent on 24th March 2022 and taking effect in England and Wales. The note of 30th November 2021 summarised the provisions of the then draft Bill....

Rural Enterprise and Land Management BSc Dissertation Research: Questionnaire

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The CAAV has been contacted by Lucy Cooke, a fourth year Rural Enterprise and Land Management BSc (Hons) student studying at Harper Adams University. Her dissertation is to explore the perceptions of Women within Land Agency. The research includes the collection of primary data in the form of this questionnaire. The link is available here: https://harper-adams.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/is-rural-land-agency-a-sustainable-career-for-women The questionnaire should not take longer than 15 minutes to...

Green Heat Network Fund Open

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The Government has published guidance for the Green Heat Network Fund, which is now open to applications until 2025. Funding is available for feasibility and construction work for low and zero carbon heat (and cooling) networks. Alongside other application criteria, in rural locations, the threshold is for a minimum of 100 dwellings to be connected.

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Jeremy's Blog 25th March: Food Security Issues

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This article by Jeremy Moody first appeared in the CAAV e-Briefing of 24th March 2022 Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has instantly removed a large supply of grain and oilseeds from markets immediately affecting prices in the already tight tail of the 2021 harvest. Forward markets seem to recognise that little may come from the Black Sea for the 2022 harvest. That naturally prompts discussion of food security though this means very different things in different contexts. From Joseph advising...

#37 – Ukraine and World Markets

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Jeremy Moody outlines the market consequences of Russia’s war on Ukraine and highlights its impact on the professional work of Valuers.

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CAAV Note 220321 England RPA - Agents and E-Mail Addresses

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Having raised with the RPA the problems that a number of members have had as agents in verifying their e-mail addresses on the Rural Payments system, the CAAV has now been provided with the note below to assist members who have yet to confirm their own details.

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