21 December 2010
The Energy Minister has issued a statement on the availability of domestic heating oil supplies, which can be read on the DECC website.
15 December 2010
The Localism Bill has been laid before Parliament. A detailed CAAV Briefing Note will be posted under Members' Documents shortly. The bill itself can be downloaded from the Parliament website.
14 December 2010
Following the appointment of an interim RPA Chief Executive, Richard Judge, earlier this year when former the Chief Executive, Tony Cooper, departed, DEFRA has now appointed a new Chief Executive, Mark Grimshaw, who has been in charge of the Child Support Agency over the past two years. Mr. Grimshaw will be taking up his role with the RPA on 17th January 2011. Further information is available on the DEFRA website.
13 December 2010
The Decentralisation and Localism Bill is expected to be published later today (Monday). DCLG has issued a guide to the Bill which can be downloaded from the DCLG website.
10 December 2010
Following extended consultation, the Welsh Assembly Government has launched its 10 year food strategy 'Food for Wales, Food from Wales 2010-2020. Further information, including the strategy document, is available on the Welsh Assembly Government.
10 December 2010
DEFRA has received over 15,000 responses to its Natural Environment White Paper discussion document which is a record number for a DEFRA consultation. The Natural Environment White Paper is due to be published in Spring 2011. Further information is available on the DEFRA website.
06 December 2010
The Scottish Briefing Event planned for Edinburgh on Thursday has been cancelled due to the ongoing poor weather conditions which continue to make travel difficult. We will advise members of a new date for this event in due course.
03 December 2010
The results of the 2010 CAAV examinations are being sent out via First Class post today (Friday 3rd December) to all candidates. Please note that results cannot be given to candidates over the telephone.
01 December 2010
The 2010 Single Payment Scheme (SPS) window opens today and the RPA has commenced making payments to farmers. Agriculture Minister Jim Paice has issued a statement to Parliament which may be viewed on the DEFRA website.
29 November 2010
The Chancellor of the Exchequer has made a Statement to the House of Commons in response to the Office of Budgetary Responsibility's first Autumn Forecast, which has replaced what used to be the Pre-Budget Report.