Consultation and Lobbying


Food production should not be overlooked in new agricultural policy

| Campaigns, Consultation and Lobbying, Food and Farming, Latest News, Press Release

The Countryside Alliance has called for productive and competitive farming to be at the heart of our new agricultural policy in written evidence submitted to Defra’s Health and Harmony consultation on the future of farming. The consultation, which closed on 8 May and received 44,000 submissions, is designed to inform the Government’s thinking on how…

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Shock announcement from Environment Secretary on electronic collars

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Environment Secretary, Michael Gove MP, has told MPs that he recognises the benefits of electronic collars used in boundary fence systems, as a consultation proposing a total ban on the use of these devices comes to a close today (27 April). Speaking during environment questions in the House of Commons yesterday (Thursday 26 April), Mr…

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Get Involved: Contact your MP

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The Countryside Alliance has launched a guide on how to contact your local MP and some suggestions for what issues to raise with your representatives in Westminster. Contacting your local MP is a great way to raise issues that matter to you and your community from challenges faced by local hunts and shoots, to local…

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Countryside Alliance objects to mandatory catch and release policy for salmon

| Campaigns, Consultation and Lobbying, Fishing, Latest News, Press Release

The Countryside Alliance has raised concerns about the Environment Agency’s proposal to introduce a mandatory catch and release policy for salmon fishing in some rivers in England. The proposal is part of a series of measures being consulted on by the Environment Agency with the aim of increasing salmon stocks, which in many parts of…

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Countryside Alliance Responds to Offensive Weapons Bill Announcement

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The Countryside Alliance has concerns about some of the measures the Home Office intends to bring forward as part of the Offensive Weapons Bill. While we await the detail, the Home Office has announced headline intentions to restrict the purchasing and possession of knives and certain types of firearm which may have unintended consequences for…

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Home Office firearms proposal ignores safety concerns

| Campaigns, Consultation and Lobbying, Latest News, Press Release, Shooting

In an announcement this week, the Home Office has informed the Countryside Alliance, and other shooting organisations, that the Government has reneged on the agreement that was agreed in 2016 to deliver improved ongoing scrutiny of the health, including mental health, of gun owners. The Home Office has given in to a campaign of non-compliance…

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