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Major review of UK digital communications

| Campaigns, Communities and Business, Latest News, Mobile and Broadband

The Countryside Alliance welcomes a major review of the UK’s digital communications markets, announced today (12 March) by Ofcom. Countryside Alliance head of policy Sarah Lee said: “This review is the first in a decade. The Alliance has long been concerned that the current market creates a communications monopoly which is not good for competition…

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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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The Countryside Alliance’s EU Manifesto 2014

| Campaigns, Consultation and Lobbying

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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We welcome developments in Wales on access story

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The Countryside Alliance welcomes today’s statement from the Welsh Government that its plans to develop access to the Welsh countryside and outdoor recreation are open to further discussion, and looks forward to taking part in that consultation. Our members and supporters have been actively involved in the consultation regarding access, launched by minister for culture…

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Our Queen’s Speech brief – June 2014

| Campaigns, Consultation and Lobbying

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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