Blogs

Welcome to the CLA’s campaigns blog!

Here our teams in Westminster and Cardiff post their latest thoughts and views on the issues that matter to CLA members giving you the inside track on why decisions are being made, the politics behind them and most importantly what the CLA is doing on its members behalf. It is designed to give its readers an insight into the goings on both in Westminster and Cardiff.

Hopefully you find it a useful read and please get in touch if there is a topic you would like to see covered.

Happy reading.  

 

Lobbying Blog

  • 15 February 2019

    Harry Greenfield, CLA Senior Land Use Policy Adviser, comments on the continuing delays in farmers receiving environment stewardship payments.

  • Pheasant by Mogwai Media
    07 February 2019

    Kim John, CLA South West Communications Manager, comments on the big farmland bird count and the crucial role farmers and gamekeepers play in the survival of many farmland species.

  • 01 February 2019

    Andrew Shirley, CLA Chief surveyor comments that “without cracking the challenge of making villages sustainable, by developing better planning policies and delivering affordable housing on Rural Exception Sites the outlook is bleak”.

  • Brexit
    30 January 2019

    CLA Director of External Affairs Tom Bartošák-Harlow provides an analysis of the latest Brexit negotiations following this week’s votes in Westminster.

  • 4GforAll
    30 January 2019

    As we come to the first anniversary of the CLA's #4GforAll campaign, CLA Public Affairs Adviser Eleanor Wood takes a look at the significant gains over the last year.

  • Welsh Assembly
    23 January 2019

    CLA Cymru’s Director Rebecca Williams comments on how the Welsh Government, under new leadership and with a new Cabinet, is facing-up to the Brexit crisis.

  • 18 January 2019

    CLA Director of External Affairs Tom Bartošák-Harlow provides an analysis of the meaningful vote and Theresa May's no-confidence vote.

  • 03 January 2019

    CLA Director of External Affairs Tom Bartošák-Harlow provides an analysis of the Oxford Farming Conference.

  • Fly tipping
    01 January 2019

    The CLA is set for a big year in the fight against criminals whose actions are blighting the countryside, writes CLA Public Affairs Adviser Eleanor Wood

  • Fighting for our members
    21 December 2018

    The CLA has achieved notable lobbying successes this year on connectivity and rural crime prevention. CLA Public Affairs Adviser Eleanor Wood looks back and at the year ahead.