A reminder for members that AIC will be hosting a webinar on Friday on the future of agricultural support payments in England, including Environmental Land Management (ELM) and Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) schemes.
Fees for documentary, identity, and physical checks on ‘ high-priority’ plants and plant products imported from the EU (and Switzwerland and Liechtenstein) were initially postponed to begin in April and will now begin on 1 st June 2021. There will also be a £5.25 fee for documentary checks on all regulated plants and plant products from then.
Announcements made today confirm UK Government commitment to interim targets to achieving net zero by 2050 and indicate that aviation and shipping could be brought into the delivering the targets indicated by the carbon budgets and projections set by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC). The CCC holds government administrations to account over the lifetime of the Climate Change Act (as amended in June 2019).
The Trade and Co-operation Agreement with the EU was welcomed in January, but challenges in implementation remain. This continues to be a focus for AIC. In particular, the difficulties for trade with the EU and between GB and Northern Ireland.
Welcome to the new AIC website! The new site incorporates content from the old AIC website as well as the Trade Assurance, FAR and AIC Services websites. It includes:
a new design that works across desktop, tablet and mobile devices
a greater focus on the issues and topics relevant to our members and stakeholders, including a dedicated EU Exit page that will be updated over the coming weeks as information is released by the UK government
enhanced online profiles for members, who can now update their own preferences and contact details, submit declarations, and view content tailored to their interests
full support for committees, including dedicated committee pages with agendas, papers and minutes
event management and bookings (coming soon)
a new, much more flexible, email briefing system that will deliver more dynamic and focussed emails to members
updated versions of all of the existing tools provided by AIC, including Find a Feed Adviser, the FAR status checker and Water Quality search
an improved search tool
We are still working on moving all of the old content into the new site, as well as adding new content and functionality. If there is anything you are unable to find please let us know, and we will do our best to assist you.