Consultation and Lobbying



Brexit, Boris and Badgers

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Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: Whilst Brexit and Boris continued to hog the headlines at Conservative party conference this week the Alliance ensured that rural affairs got plenty of exposure as well. On Monday we asked a hugely qualified panel whether the Conservatives represent the countryside, and later tackled the myths surrounding animal…

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Sustaining upland communities, a public good says Michael Gove

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Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, told delegates at the Conservative Party Conference that sustaining upland landscapes and communities is “absolutely” a public good and will receive financial support under a new agricultural policy post Brexit. Speaking at the Countryside Alliance fringe event on Monday 1st October…

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New licensing laws for animal activities in England

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From 1 October this year new laws will apply to five activities involving animals in England: Selling animals as pets; Providing for or arranging for the provision of boarding for cats or dogs; Hiring out horses; Dog breeding; and Keeping or training animals for exhibition The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations…

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Countryside Alliance raises rural issues with Lib Dem spokespeople

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The Countryside Alliance held meetings with the Liberal Democrat spokespeople for the environment, food and rural affairs, Tim Farron MP and Baroness Bakewell, at the party’s annual conference in Brighton on 17 September. The Alliance’s policy and political team discussed a range of rural issues with the Lib Dem politicians, including rural broadband, moorland management,…

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Countryside Alliance tells House of Lords Rural Economy Committee to focus on digital connectivity

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Research shows 70% of Countryside Alliance members and supporters state that digital infrastructure/connectivity is the key to unlocking the potential of the rural economy. The research comes as part of the Countryside Alliances submission of evidence to the House of Lords inquiry into the rural economy. The special House of Lords Select Committee is examining…

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Countryside Alliance sets out 5 principles for new agricultural policy

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The Countryside Alliance has set out five principles that should be at the heart of a new British agricultural policy to replace the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy. The Government has been consulting on plans to introduce a UK policy framework for agriculture with specific policies for a new system of support in England post Brexit….

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The RSPCA, the BBC and trial by media

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Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: It is a strange truth that many organisations and institutions deal entirely differently with issues in the countryside to the way they would in a town or city. Just try dressing up with your friends in paramilitary gear and a balaclava for a trip to your local football…

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