26 Aug Safety Revolution proud to announce partnership with The Country Land and Business Association (CLA)
Who are the CLA?
The Country Land and Business Association (CLA) is the membership organisation for owners of land, property and businesses in rural England and Wales.The CLA has in-house regional and national advisers who can offer members a wealth of knowledge, expertise and impartial advice on all areas of landownership.
How do The CLA do business?
The CLA’s regional teams advise on a wide range of topics relevant to rural landowners and businesses, including legal, access, residential and commercial property management, diversification, agriculture, infrastructure and utilities, planning and environment and land use. The CLA local team should be your first point of contact for all advisory queries. For more complex or novel issues, or for taxation matters, they will put you in touch with the CLA’s national advisory team.
Why join the CLA?
For over 100 years the CLA have championed and defended landowners and rural businesses across England and Wales. They are the only organisation that exists solely for this purpose. That is why 28,000 family farms, estates, small holdings, rural businesses and country homes trust the CLA to support their interests.
As a CLA member you will have access to:
• A team of expert advisers who understand your business and your local area, offering specific guidance tailored to your needs.
• A programme of events allowing you to engage exclusively with local and national politicians, policy-makers and industry leaders.
• A monthly magazine and weekly e-newsletter giving you the inside track on latest industry developments as well as case-studies and new ideas to apply to your own business.
• Exclusive offers and discounts from major brands including Ford and Bp.
Half of rural business owners say that crime has a moderate or great impact on their lives. The CLA has highlighted some priority areas in need of an overhaul so that rural communities can be better protected.
• The CLA has urged all PCCs to continue funding the National Rural Crime Network so that research and reporting on the issue of rural crime continues.
• Fly-tipping is a priority as two-thirds of farmers and landowners are targeted every year, with some targeted multiple times a month. The CLA has devised a five-point action plan to combine the efforts of farmers, landowners, and rural communities with the government to eradicate this crime.
• Education and promotion of the Countryside Code – During 2020 and 2021, many people have reignited their love for the countryside. However, incidents of fire, criminal damage, wild camping, trespass, and negative interactions with livestock are on the rise. With greater awareness and education, many of these incidents could be avoided.
Contact the CLA
To find out more information about the CLA and your regional support team; visit their website here – www.cla.org.uk