Consultation and Lobbying



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

| Campaigns, Consultation and Lobbying

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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CA welcomes Government commitments on broadband and forestry

| Campaigns, Consultation and Lobbying

The Countryside Alliance has welcomed the Government’s new commitments on rural broadband and English forestry in the Mid Term Review. The coalition Government has committed to provide universal broadband access across the UK, including rural areas, improve mobile phone coverage and plant a million trees by 2015.  Tim Bonner, Countryside Alliance Director of Campaigns said:…

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Brief on Food Labelling

| Campaigns, Consultation and Lobbying, Food and Farming

The Countryside Alliance provided a background brief on Mandatory Country of Origin Labelling ahead of a Westminster Hall Debate on 17th October 2013 BACKGROUND BRIEF ON MANDATORY COUNTRY OF ORIGIN LABELLING WESTMINSTER HALL DEBATE Eighth report of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee – Contamination of Beef Products, HC 946, 2012-13, and Food Contamination…

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Background brief on Wildlife Crime

| Campaigns, Consultation and Lobbying

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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