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Consultation and Lobbying

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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Countryside Alliance offers solutions to the absence of independent oversight at the BBC

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The Countryside Alliance has consistently campaigned for a BBC that is genuinely neutral on rural issues, and we believe at the heart of this concern is the lack of independent oversight of the BBC’s Editorial Guidelines. Having seen many complaints poorly handled and having met with Ofcom to discuss the current situation, the Alliance has…

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Countryside Alliance highlights the need for further clarity on drone use in rural areas

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The Countryside Alliance is aware that many of our members are concerned about the increased use of drones in rural areas, and as well as responding to Government consultations we are asking our members to share their experiences with us. Drones are increasingly common and used both for recreational and commercial purposes. Users of drones…

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Government sees sense on Animal Welfare Bill

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The Countryside Alliance has welcomed the decision by the Government to separate the two parts of the draft Animal Welfare (Sentencing and Recognition of Sentience) Bill. Following consultation, the Government has acknowledged it needs more time to “further refine the proposals on sentience” but will bring forward separate legislation to increase maximum sentences for animal…

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Countryside Alliance show how rural activities can lead to health benefits

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The Countryside Alliance has told a Government inquiry how taking part in rural activities such as fishing, hunting or shooting sports has shown to provide a positive impact on social mobility, education, health, and community engagement. The Countryside Alliance submitted written evidence on the positive role rural sports can have as part of an inquiry…

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