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New badger culls are a 'miserable failure' as target missed

New badger culls are a 'miserable failure' as target missed
New badger culls are a 'miserable failure' as target missed
The pilot badger culls in Gloucestershire have 'failed to achieve even the minimum number of badgers to be shot,' and have been condemned as a 'misera...
20-10-2014 03:34 AM | News, Property News
Flooding video shows plight of farmers
A video of a farming couple from the Somerset Levels coming to terms with being flooded last winter highlights why the Government must urgently invest...
17-10-2014 02:27 AM | Property News, Finance, News
Court ruling on land sale 'encouraging for others'
In a recent appeal to the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) over the issue of apportionment for Capital Gains Tax purposes, the Tribunal has found in fav...
16-10-2014 01:16 AM | Finance, News, Property News
Farmland 'outperforming major assets' as values increase further
The average value of farmland has increased by 12% so far in 2014, a 10-year increase second only to gold, according to new figures. The average va...
14-10-2014 04:35 AM | News, Property News
Is the country house market momentum slowing?
Over the past decade farmland values have risen 187% and annual price growth in the country house market has reached 4.7%, according to new figures pu...
13-10-2014 09:26 AM | Property News, Finance, News
New tax to consider when buying land
On 9 October, the Scottish Government announced the proposed rates for Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (“LBTT”) and Scottish Landfill Tax. LBTT ...
09-10-2014 01:52 AM | CLA, News, Property News, Renewables
Government 'not recognising landowner concerns' over fracking developments
The Country Land and Business Association has written to Energy Minister Mathew Hancock expressing their concern that the government is failing to rec...
08-10-2014 03:00 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News, Property News
More land needed as UK's growing population is 'perfect storm'
By 2030 the UK will need the equivalent of 7 million more hectares of land to support its growing population, according to Agri-Tech Director Dr Belin...
08-10-2014 02:05 AM | Property News, CLA, News
Confusion over Green Belt perpetuates housing crisis, says CLA
The CLA, which represents landowners, farmers and rural businesses, has said the Government’s continued practice of associating the Green Belt with en...
07-10-2014 12:23 PM | CLA, News, Property News
Think twice over sky lanterns, CLA urges
The CLA, which represents landowners, farmers and rural businesses, has backed a call by National Parks England to ban sky lanterns. National Park...
03-10-2014 06:28 AM | News, Property News
Norfolk gamekeeper convicted for illegally poisoning birds
Natural England have welcomed the conviction of a Norfolk gamekeeper for illegally poisoning 11 birds of prey on an estate in 2013. Allen Lambert, ...
02-10-2014 05:17 AM | News, Property News
Half of homes with planning permission 'have yet to be built'
While 238,000 homes received planning permission last year, only 129,000 units actually started construction in the same period, according to figures ...
01-10-2014 07:53 AM | News, NFU, Property News
Welsh government upland proposals flawed, NFU says
NFU Cymru President Stephen James has expressed deep disappointment at the recent announcement by Deputy Minister for Farming and Food, Rebecca Evans ...
29-09-2014 09:52 AM | News, Property News
Property investors warned over HMRC levy
Property investors are being warned to be aware of an apparent push by HMRC to levy class 2 National Insurance contributions on rented property income...
29-09-2014 03:41 AM | CLA, News, Property News
Who picks up the pieces if fracking causes damage? asks CLA
The consultation response from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) on fracking fails to properly tackle the issue of long-term liabilit...
23-09-2014 07:53 AM | Property News, Cattle, News
Grazers return to nature reserve
For the first time in many years cattle are roaming the heathland landscape of one of south Devon’s top nature reserves. Bovey Heathfield nature r...
23-09-2014 07:47 AM | News, Property News
Build on brownfield land, CPRE urges
The government should do more to protect green spaces by facilitating house building on brownfield land, according to Campaign to Protect Rural Englan...
NFU spells out priorities ahead of 2015 General Election
A Government that understands farm businesses, wants agriculture to grow and has the policies that send the right signals to farmers, are the key mess...
11-09-2014 03:07 AM | CLA, News, Property News
HS2 addressing landowners concerns 'too late' - CLA
HS2 Ltd has attempted to address the concerns of landowners affected by the rail link by releasing revised plans of the proposed route. The Country...
10-09-2014 09:33 AM | News, Property News
Raymond to chair meeting on farmers affected by HS2
NFU President Meurig Raymond is chairing a meeting at NFU HQ on Friday for farmers affected by HS2 who have lodged a petition with the HS2 Select Comm...
10-09-2014 05:31 AM | Property News, News
Winter is coming: British weather set to become more unsettled
British winters are becoming increasingly volatile due to extreme variations in pressure over the North Atlantic according to scientists from the Univ...
09-09-2014 08:42 AM | News, Property News
Planning loophole causing glut of house building in the countryside
A new research paper from the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) published today shows that steep targets for the amount of land councils must a...
05-09-2014 06:46 AM | News, Property News
CLA attacks Clegg over coastal access
It was “extraordinary in a time of austerity” for the Government to plan to spend millions speeding up the coastal access process when most of the coa...
02-09-2014 06:39 AM | News, Property News
UK-wide interest in former dairy farm with a £2m price guide
Auctioneers Halls are reporting UK-wide interest in a beautifully situated, 161-acre former Shropshire dairy farm that is to be sold by public auction...
02-09-2014 06:28 AM | News, Property News
Court rules against anti-fracking protestors
No future anti-fracking demonstrations will be able to take place on farmland in Lancashire following a hearing at Manchester High Court. HHJ Hodg...
01-09-2014 07:21 AM | News, NFU, Property News
NFU urged Welsh Government over fly-tipping
NFU Cymru has welcomed the commitment from Welsh Government to tackle the issue of fly-tipping in its draft Strategy ‘A Fly-tipping Free Wales’. In...
01-09-2014 05:51 AM | Agri Safety, Finance, News, Property News, Sheep
Livestock rustling boosts rise in cost of rural crime
The cost of rural theft rose in the UK in 2013, according to NFU Mutual. The results of the insurer’s 2014 Rural Crime Survey show the value of items ...
28-08-2014 10:54 AM | News, Property News, Slurry and Irrigation
Local knowledge critical to future water level management in Welsh lowlands
Natural Resources Wales (NRW)’ Report, launched recently, is the first of its kind in Wales looking at the work authorities are conducting across Wale...
28-08-2014 02:17 AM | News, Property News, Shows and Events
Farmers reminded of dangers of rail line crossings
With the re-opening of the Cambrian rail line between Harlech and Pwllheli to engineering trains earlier this month, which is to be followed shortly b...
27-08-2014 06:26 AM | News, Property News
Bill amendment aims to increase cycling rates
Six national organisations are today proposing an amendment to the Infrastructure Bill, which would arrest the decline in funding for healthy every da...
22-08-2014 06:57 AM | News, Property News
£30 million project set to reduce flood risk in Kent
More than 1,400 properties between Camber and Lydd will benefit as work begins on the Broomhill Sands Coastal Defence Scheme in Kent. The Environme...
22-08-2014 03:01 AM | News, Property News
Code of Practice effectively bans sky lanterns, CLA says
A new code of practice intended to ensure the responsible sale and safe use of sky lanterns fails to address the fact that lanterns carrying naked fla...
15-08-2014 06:51 AM | CLA, News, Property News
Government not respecting property rights over fracking, says CLA
The CLA has accused the Government of having too little regard for property rights and long-term liabilities to meet the demands of energy industry in...
12-08-2014 03:20 AM | Finance, News, Property News
Demand for arable land driving up farmland prices
Strong demand for arable land is fuelling the increase in farmland prices across the UK, according to estate agents Halls. Peter Willcock made the ...
11-08-2014 10:51 AM | News, Property News
Farmers warned after spate of farm fires
Farmers are being encouraged to be safe and vigilant as 25 farm fires have been reported in five weeks in Shropshire. The causes of the fires inclu...
11-08-2014 10:38 AM | Property News, News
Big judging weekend for starter farm tenants
This weekend coming four of Forestry Commission Scotland’s starter farm tenants will be taking centre stage and judging on the agricultural circuit. ...
11-08-2014 10:34 AM | News, Property News
Farm accommodation 'could be affected by latest tax proposals'
The Office for Tax Simplification (OTS) has just published its final review of employee benefits. The OTS gives independent advice to Government on s...
09-08-2014 03:44 AM | News, Property News
Former dairy farm up for auction with £2m price guide
A beautifully situated 161-acre former Shropshire dairy farm with a five bedroomed farmhouse, extensive farm buildings and planning consent for three ...
06-08-2014 11:34 AM | Finance, News, Property News, Renewables
AMC eases lending to diversified businesses
A change in the way the Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (AMC) considers loan proposals from landed estates is set to significantly improve the abili...
31-07-2014 01:38 AM | News, Property News
Farmers optimistic about expansion despite price falls
The majority of farmers are optimistic about future growth and are planning for expansion where possible, according to the second in a series of agric...
21-07-2014 11:37 AM | News, Property News
Landowner seeks landmark ruling in case of concealed development
A Winchester based fish farmer is challenging an Inspector’s decision in a case which surrounds the landmark Supreme Court ruling in Welwyn Hatfield. ...
18-07-2014 12:03 PM | Finance, News, Property News
Upward forecast for UK farmland this year
Capital growth during the first half of the year has been strong for farmland, especially for the best quality and has exceeded our expectations. The ...
15-07-2014 14:44 PM | Finance, News, Property News
The importance of land supply - does the public understand the crisis?
The importance of residential land supply is a subject that divides opinion. There is clear evidence that demand is outstripping supply but at grass r...
15-07-2014 12:47 PM | News, Property News, Renewables
Boris Johnson calls for landowner shale rights
Boris Johnson has entered the fracking debate with a proposal to change the law to give landowners the commercial rights to oil and gas beneath their ...
15-07-2014 10:44 AM | News, Property News
Countryside is undervalued, says trust
Rural and “opportunity” are words not often associated together, but with 5.5 million people employed in the rural economy, and domestic food and drin...
14-07-2014 14:59 PM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News, Produce, Property News
More pasture-fed producers wanted
The Pasture-Fed Livestock Association, which certifies farmers producing beef and lamb solely on pasture and conserved forage, is looking for more sup...
07-07-2014 11:00 AM | Finance, News, Property News
High levels of second home ownership causing 'rural housing crisis'
High levels of second home ownership, low wages and high prices are causing a 'rural housing crisis,' according to a new report. Rural areas face p...
07-07-2014 10:51 AM | News, Property News
Policymakers urged to value benefits of shooting in countryside
Policymakers are being urged to consider new research highlighting the benefits of shooting in the countryside. The Country Land and Business Assoc...
30-06-2014 11:26 AM | Finance, News, Property News
Want to buy a house in the country? The average worker will need a 150% pay rise
People living and working in the countryside are being pushed out, as house prices in rural areas soar, second homes lie empty and populations become ...
19-06-2014 03:00 AM | CLA, News, Property News
Stop hiding behind Hybrid Bill and negotiate with landowners, CLA says
Successful bio-diversity offsetting depends on HS2 Ltd’s contact with landowners not proposals in the Hybrid Bill, according to the Country Land and B...
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