February 2017 Archive

Driving efficiency in the housing sector

A year ago, the problems besetting the housing market were barely out of the headlines, particularly in the run up to the passing of the Housing and Planning Act. But since last summer, when we seem to have entered an Alice in Wonderland world, where nothing appears quite as it seems, housing had until recently taken a backseat in the news bulletins.

Agricultural news round up ...

Agricultural news round up covering CAP greening rules, continued use of glyphosate, stewardship grants, Better Broadband Scheme, driving without reasonable consideration and the 'Yellow Wellies’ campaign.

If only Ronseal produced licence agreements

“It does what it says on the tin”, was, when first unveiled, a welcome departure from the usual overblown product claims. What made the campaign successful was the unambiguous labelling which conveyed a succinct message. If only agreements regulating the occupation of land were equally clear; unfortunately just because an agreement is labelled a licence, does not mean it is.

Developing the agricultural landscape post Brexit

Amid the differences of opinion in the cabinet over how Brexit should be executed, our agricultural and environmental institutions are manoeuvring to secure a future for British farming which is progressive, profitable and competitive, and which importantly safeguards our environment.
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