Consultation and Lobbying

Welsh tourism survey – from branding to broadband – please take part

| Campaigns, Consultation and Lobbying

The National Assembly for Wales’ Environment and Sustainability Committee has completed and presented its inquiry in to Tourism in Wales and has seen all 28 of its recommendations accepted by the Deputy Minister For Culture Sport and Tourism, Ken Skates. The Countryside Alliance was part of the evidence-collecting process and the importance of shooting and…

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Background brief on Wildlife Crime

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The Countryside Alliance provided a brief on wildlife crime ahead of a Westminster Hall debate on 11th October 2013.  Wildlife Crime Third Report of the Environmental Audit Committee 2012 -2013 and Government Response Westminster Hall Thursday 11 October 2013 Introduction The Countryside Alliance was supportive of many of the recommendations made by the Environmental Audit…

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The Countryside Alliance’s EU Manifesto 2014

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The Countryside Alliance has produced a manifesto for the forthcoming European elections. The manifesto, which has been sent to all UK candidates standing in the May elections, covers key areas of European responsibility affecting those in the UK countryside: wildlife management and EU Firearms Directive; digital communications; animal welfare standards for the transport and slaughter…

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Rural businesses left out of Government’s broadband scheme

| Campaigns, Consultation and Lobbying, Mobile and Broadband

The Countryside Alliance is disappointed that rural enterprises have been left out of a Government initiative to improve broadband for small businesses, announced today (18 August). Broadband Connection Vouchers will enable businesses in 22 cities across the UK to apply for grants of up to £3,000 to upgrade their broadband connection, the Department of Culture,…

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Our Queen’s Speech brief – June 2014

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The final Queen’s speech of this Parliament took place on Wednesday 4th June. The Countryside Alliance examined the speech and sent the enclosed brief out to Parliamentarians, outlining our concerns and thoughts about the rural issues included in the speech, specifically measures to freeze fuel duty, the Infrastructure Bill and increasing housing supply. Read our…

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Fuel tax rebates ‘a big relief for rural drivers’

| Campaigns, Communities and Business, Consultation and Lobbying

The Countryside Alliance is delighted that petrol prices could become more affordable in 17 of the UK’s most rural communities. Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander announced today (15 January) that the European Parliament has approved plans for a fuel tax rebate at filling stations in 17 areas across the Scottish Highlands and Argyll…

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Brief on Universal Service Agreement motion

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Enclosed is the Countryside Alliance brief on the Motion put forward by Katy Clark MP (Labour, North Ayrshire and Arran) on the Universal Service Obligation ahead of Backbench Business on 17th July. The Countryside Alliance fully supports this Motion which highlights the threats posed to the Universal Service Obligation (USO) from unfair competition and calls…

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