In February Lord Krebs of the Committee on Climate Change Adaptation wrote to Brendan McCafferty, CEO of Flood Re in letter entitled: ‘Designing Flood Re to encourage flood risk reduction’. The letter raised serious concerns about Flood Re – its value for money and lack of incentives to take preventive measures on flooding. To read […]

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DECC ‘Some newspapers have been misreporting the regulation of the potential shale reserves that could play a key role in securing Britain’s future energy supplies. We want local communities to play an important role in helping to safely develop the shale industry. The government also remains committed to ensuring communities have their say on fracking […]

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EFRA Committee: Neil Parrish(Con) is the new chairman and he has set out his views. Parish served as a committee member during the last parliament, and describes himself as a ‘strong voice for British farming’. He has also served on the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Beef & Lamb, the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Eggs, Pig and […]

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February 2015 CSF: Evaluation is a core part of the Catchment Sensitive Farming (CSF) project: essential for assessing delivery of objectives and the project outcomes. This report covers the project’s work since inception in 2006 and demonstrates the considerable impact of voluntary work with farmers to reduce diffuse pollution. All the activities in the Phase […]

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