20 April 2017
The CAAV is holding a conference on Business Rates for Agricultural Valuers on 14th June 2017 at the Arden Hotel, Solihull. Full details and a booking form are available in the Events section of the CAAV website.
19 April 2017
MPs voted this afternoon on Prime Minister Theresa May's motion for a general election to be held on 8th June 2017. It has been approved by 522 votes to 13, so will go ahead.
18 April 2017
Prime Minister Theresa May will move a motion in the House of Commons tomorrow (19th April) calling for a general election on 8th June 2017. Under the Fixed-term Parliaments Act, any decision to call a general election must be voted on by the House of Commons. To go ahead, it will require a two-thirds majority vote. Prime Minister Theresa May's full statement can be viewed on the BBC website.
29 March 2017
Prime Minister, Theresa May, has triggered Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty earlier today which starts the formal negotiation process for Brexit. She made a statement to the House of Commons which can be viewed on the Parliament UK website.
03 March 2017
A further case of the H5N8 strain of avian flu has been found on premises near Redgrave in Suffolk. Please see the GOV.UK website for further information.
03 March 2017
Do you know a farmer or adviser who deserves to be nominated for the Farmers Weekly Awards? Farmers Weekly is calling for nominations in all 15 of its categories. Anyone can submit a nomination simply by going to the Awards website at http://awards.fwi.co.uk and clicking on "Enter the Awards". The closing date for nominations is 30th April 2017.
The award categories for 2017 are:
SPECIALIST CROP PRODUCER
27 February 2017
Applications are being invited for appointments to six English National Park Authorities, the Broads Authority and the Chilterns and Cotswolds AONB Conservation Boards. The positions will require a commitment of between 1 and 4 days per month, depending on the appointment and while they are not remunerated, allowances may be paid. Further details are available on the Cabinet Office website and the closing date for applications is 22nd March 2017.
24 February 2017
Now that power has been restored at the CAAV Central office following yesterday's powercut during the severe winds, it seems that any emails sent to one of our @caav.org.uk email addresses from 9.30 a.m. yesterday (23rd February) until around 8.30 a.m. this morning (24th February) have not been received as our server was down. Anyone who sent an email during this period should have received a bounce-back message. If that is the case, please do re-send the email to ensure it has reached us.
13 February 2017
The CAAV and the Northern Ireland Rural Valuers Association (NIRVA) launched a model agricultural lease for use in Northern Ireland at a meeting of professional advisers, farming representatives, civil servants, bankers and others in Antrim on 1st February 2017.
The model lease is available from the CAAV and NIRVA as well as their members. To find a NIRVA member near you who can advise on the lease, contact the NIRVA Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org or the CAAV at email@example.com.
Further details are included in the attached press release.
26 January 2017
The attached briefing note has been produced by Charlotte Parkin as an intern for the Biodiversity & Ecosystem Service Sustainability (BESS) research programme to inform both CAAV members and the wider public of the opportunities for payments for ecosystem services (PES) and the role agents have to play in facilitating such agreements.
The CAAV is grateful to Charlotte Parkin, Dave Raffaelli and Piran White for their expertise and time given in the production this note.
BESS Internship Briefing Note