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Code of Practice effectively bans sky lanterns, CLA says

Code of Practice effectively bans sky lanterns, CLA says
22-08-2014 03:01 AM | News, Property News
Code of Practice effectively bans sky lanterns, CLA says
A new code of practice intended to ensure the responsible sale and safe use of sky lanterns fails to address the fact that lanterns carrying naked fla...
15-08-2014 06:51 AM | CLA, News, Property News
Government not respecting property rights over fracking, says CLA
The CLA has accused the Government of having too little regard for property rights and long-term liabilities to meet the demands of energy industry in...
12-08-2014 03:20 AM | Finance, News, Property News
Demand for arable land driving up farmland prices
Strong demand for arable land is fuelling the increase in farmland prices across the UK, according to estate agents Halls. Peter Willcock made the ...
11-08-2014 10:51 AM | News, Property News
Farmers warned after spate of farm fires
Farmers are being encouraged to be safe and vigilant as 25 farm fires have been reported in five weeks in Shropshire. The causes of the fires inclu...
11-08-2014 10:38 AM | Property News, News
Big judging weekend for starter farm tenants
This weekend coming four of Forestry Commission Scotland’s starter farm tenants will be taking centre stage and judging on the agricultural circuit. ...
11-08-2014 10:34 AM | News, Property News
Farm accommodation 'could be affected by latest tax proposals'
The Office for Tax Simplification (OTS) has just published its final review of employee benefits. The OTS gives independent advice to Government on s...
09-08-2014 03:44 AM | News, Property News
Former dairy farm up for auction with £2m price guide
A beautifully situated 161-acre former Shropshire dairy farm with a five bedroomed farmhouse, extensive farm buildings and planning consent for three ...
06-08-2014 11:34 AM | Finance, News, Property News
AMC eases lending to diversified businesses
A change in the way the Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (AMC) considers loan proposals from landed estates is set to significantly improve the abili...
31-07-2014 01:38 AM | News, Property News
Farmers optimistic about expansion despite price falls
The majority of farmers are optimistic about future growth and are planning for expansion where possible, according to the second in a series of agric...
21-07-2014 11:37 AM | News, Property News
Landowner seeks landmark ruling in case of concealed development
A Winchester based fish farmer is challenging an Inspector’s decision in a case which surrounds the landmark Supreme Court ruling in Welwyn Hatfield. ...
18-07-2014 12:03 PM | Finance, News, Property News
Upward forecast for UK farmland this year
Capital growth during the first half of the year has been strong for farmland, especially for the best quality and has exceeded our expectations. The ...
15-07-2014 14:44 PM | Finance, News, Property News
The importance of land supply - does the public understand the crisis?
The importance of residential land supply is a subject that divides opinion. There is clear evidence that demand is outstripping supply but at grass r...
15-07-2014 12:47 PM | News, Property News, Renewable Energy
Boris Johnson calls for landowner shale rights
Boris Johnson has entered the fracking debate with a proposal to change the law to give landowners the commercial rights to oil and gas beneath their ...
15-07-2014 10:44 AM | News, Property News
Countryside is undervalued, says trust
Rural and “opportunity” are words not often associated together, but with 5.5 million people employed in the rural economy, and domestic food and drin...
14-07-2014 14:59 PM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News, Produce, Property News
More pasture-fed producers wanted
The Pasture-Fed Livestock Association, which certifies farmers producing beef and lamb solely on pasture and conserved forage, is looking for more sup...
07-07-2014 11:00 AM | Finance, News, Property News
High levels of second home ownership causing 'rural housing crisis'
High levels of second home ownership, low wages and high prices are causing a 'rural housing crisis,' according to a new report. Rural areas face p...
07-07-2014 10:51 AM | News, Property News
Policymakers urged to value benefits of shooting in countryside
Policymakers are being urged to consider new research highlighting the benefits of shooting in the countryside. The Country Land and Business Assoc...
30-06-2014 11:26 AM | Finance, News, Property News
Want to buy a house in the country? The average worker will need a 150% pay rise
People living and working in the countryside are being pushed out, as house prices in rural areas soar, second homes lie empty and populations become ...
19-06-2014 03:00 AM | CLA, News, Property News
Stop hiding behind Hybrid Bill and negotiate with landowners, CLA says
Successful bio-diversity offsetting depends on HS2 Ltd’s contact with landowners not proposals in the Hybrid Bill, according to the Country Land and B...
18-06-2014 05:00 AM | News, Property News
Maintenance of flood defences 'only a small part of flood prevention'
IAgrE is behind the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee’s report into the 2013-14 winter floods, launched today, that criticises the Governm...
17-06-2014 04:54 AM | News, Property News
Flood funding 'needs to recognise the value of agriculture'
Defra has been called to act on the recommendations of the Efra Select Committee's report into this winter's flooding which severely hit farmland acro...
10-06-2014 07:05 AM | News, Property News
Farmers share their experiences of high speed rail links
Farmers who’ll be impacted by the proposed HS2 have visited Kent to see how the country’s first high speed rail line has affected farm business. A ...
09-06-2014 04:01 AM | Finance, News, Property News
'Farm tax' could mean an end to farming as we know it, says CLA
A £500m farm tax proposal by the Labour Party would mean the end of farming as we know it, according to the Country Land and Business Association Pres...
06-06-2014 06:43 AM | News, Property News
Government investment in infrastructure 'needs to boost rural economy'
Proposals in the Queen's speech to bolster investment in infrastructure and reform planning law 'must also benefit the rural economy', the Country Lan...
05-06-2014 04:03 AM | CLA, News, Property News
Queen's speech shale gas proposals fail to address landowner concerns
Proposals in the Queen's speech yesterday to open up access to shale sites as part of the government's Infrastructure Bill fails to address the concer...
04-06-2014 12:34 PM | News, Property News
Farmers need reliable source of water to cope with dry years, as new report published
Cooperation between businesses, water companies and the government will be key to managing scarce water resources and securing future supplies, accord...
03-06-2014 04:16 AM | News, Property News
Rural property continues to generate impressive gains in 2013
Rural property continued to generate impressive returns for investors in 2013, according to the results of the IPD Rural Property Index for the year e...
28-05-2014 10:27 AM | News, Property News
'Don't leave it too late' to claim support, flood-hit farmers told
Flood hit farmers in England are encouraged to submit their applications to claim support from the Farming Recovery Fund into Defra before the 27 June...
23-05-2014 03:45 AM | News, Property News
New satellite broadband agreement is 'boost for farmers'
Avonline Broadband, one of the UK's largest satellite broadband provider, has announced an agreement with UK operator Avanti that has expanded its ran...
19-05-2014 08:23 AM | News, Property News
Unions voice family farm concerns
Farming unions have voiced their concerns for family farms ahead of both HS2 plans and new policies that will be adopted by the EU Parliament followin...
16-05-2014 03:17 AM | Property News, News
Farmers urged to act as HS2 deadline approaches
Farmers and growers are being urged to tell the Government exactly how they will be affected by the HS2 rail link as the deadline for petitioning the ...
12-05-2014 03:03 AM | Property News, Finance, News
Farmers urged to act over house tax
Many farming families face a new tax on their houses from April 2015, and must act to reduce their liability, warns accountant Old Mill. Even those wh...
05-05-2014 09:38 AM | News, Property News
River dredging pilot scheme extended
A pilot scheme to help farmers and landowners manage the risk of flooding is to be extended, Environment Minister Dan Rogerson has announced. A ser...
05-05-2014 02:53 AM | CLA, News, Property News
Rent controls will not help those in housing need, says CLA
Labour Party proposals to impose rent controls will not solve the housing crisis, according to the Country Land and Business Association. The organ...
05-05-2014 02:44 AM | News, Property News
Work gets underway at new £3M grass seed facility
Tim Kerridge, agricultural sales director for DLF-Trifolium stands dwarfed by just a few of the 48 raw material bins which will hold individual variet...
05-05-2014 02:35 AM | News, Property News
Shropshire arable and livestock farm on market at £2.6m
A versatile and productive Shropshire arable and livestock farm is new on the property market with an asking price of £2.5 - £2.6 million. The Firs...
02-05-2014 04:31 AM | News, Property News
River maintenance pilots extended
A pilot scheme to help farmers and landowners manage the risk of flooding is to be extended, Environment Minister Dan Rogerson has announced today. ...
01-05-2014 09:33 AM | Property News, Finance, News
Flood hit farmers can apply for £35,000 grant
Farmers who were affected by flooding can now apply for grants of up to £35,000 to help get their land back into production as quickly as possible. ...
30-04-2014 07:49 AM | News, Property News
Agricultural rent prices rise 13 per cent
The average cost of renting agricultural land has risen 13 per cent since last year, new figures show. Scotland's Chief Statistician today released...
30-04-2014 07:38 AM | CLA, News, Property News
CLA dismayed over property owner omission in HS2 debate
The CLA has said it was dismayed Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin failed to mention property owners in last night’s HS2 debate. The organisa...
28-04-2014 01:33 AM | News, Property News
Excessive HS2 land grabbing is 'ruining businesses', say farm groups
Farm groups have called on MPs to properly consider the effects of HS2 land grabbing which they say is 'devastating businesses' along the route. Th...
24-04-2014 00:35 AM | News, Property News
New employment allowance scheme to help farms
A new scheme has been introduced from 6 April 2014 that will help fund the cost of employing staff. Contained in the National Insurance Contributions ...
14-04-2014 10:58 AM | Finance, News, Property News
Farmland prices hit new heights
The value of English farmland continued to strengthen at the beginning of 2014, rising by almost 6.5% in the first three months, the first time prices...
14-04-2014 02:55 AM | News, Property News
Fly-tipping still a significant problem - NFU
The NFU is urging households who dispose of waste and rubbish, which ends up dumped on farmland, to take more responsibility or face the risk of prose...
10-04-2014 02:34 AM | News, Property News
HS2 property bond scheme refusal 'a major blow'
The Government’s failure to provide a Property Bond Scheme for those affected by HS2 was a “major blow” for property owners, according to the Country ...
09-04-2014 10:04 AM | News, Property News
Mandatory landlord registration 'should be rejected'
The idea of mandatory landlord registration should be 'rejected by local authorities in England', the Country Land and Business Association has said. ...
08-04-2014 06:33 AM | News, Property News, Shows and Events
Visitors see latest farm buildings at Agricultural Buildings Show
Keen interest in the continuing process of updating farm buildings, on all types of farm, ensured a positive turnout of farmers and sector specialists...
08-04-2014 05:46 AM | News, Property News
MPs back calls for more environmental protections for HS2
A committee of MPs have stressed that the government should impose greater environmental safeguards on the HS2 high speed rail link before continuing ...
07-04-2014 08:59 AM | News, Property News, Shows and Events
New ideas emerge from NFU tenant roadshow
Fresh ideas on the Scottish tenanted sector have emerged at NFU Scotland roadshow meetings held in the past few weeks. The Union is on the road, me...
07-04-2014 08:08 AM | News, Property News, Renewable Energy
UK faces land-based skills shortages, says report
The UK faces significant employee and skills shortages in the agricultural and land-based industries over the next decade, according to a report launc...
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