BI18-005 Business Insight - Issue 14 23 Mar 2018
The latest edition of the AIC Business Insight newsletter, which features guidance on home working; news on a new document on waste packaging disposal and the latest on GDPR, is attached with this briefing or availabe on the AIC website .
G18-022 New FACTS Assessment themes agreed 22 Mar 2018
Previously members were consulted on a new approach for ongoing assessment of FACTS Qualified Advisers to replace Nutrient Management Planning (NMP) training and assessment. There was general agreement that future assessment should be:
G18-021 Start date for AIC's New Chief Executive: Robert Sheasby 21 Mar 2018
Message from Nick Major, Chairman, AIC | Further to my Member Briefing in January (G-18-001 - 2nd January 2018) announcing that Robert Sheasby had been appointed as the next Chief Executive of AIC, I am pleased to announce that Robert will take up his position on Monday May 21st 2018 .
BR18-008 Brexit Withdrawal Agreement Progress 20 Mar 2018
With the announcement yesterday of progress on the draft Withdrawal document, there is an expectation that the EU Council meeting on 22 and 23rd March will confirm negotiations can move forward to discussing the longer term trading arrangement which would operate between the UK and the EU.
G18-019 Checking the assurance status of GTAS Participants 19 Mar 2018
In June 2017, Gafta (Grain and Feed Trade Association) announced that they will no longer be running GTAS (Gafta Trade Assurance Scheme) in the areas of Transport and Storage after January 2019. Therefore, from now until January 2019 there will be GTAS participants whose current assurance will end and they will either join another assurance scheme or withdraw from the industry.
G18-018 Agri-Tech Newsletter - Issue 34 February/March 2018 16 Mar 2018
The latest edition of the newsletter (attached) includes: | Business Secretary Greg Clark announces £90 million for Industrial Challenge Fund (ISCF) Transforming Food Production in a keynote speech to the National Farmers’ Union Conference.
BR18-007 Brexit and Contractual Arrangements 16 Mar 2018
In response to queries from members and in consultation with the Contracts & Arbitration Committee, AIC has produced the attached guidance note setting out where it sees the current position on contractual arrangements beyond 29th March 2019.
CP18-010 Public consultation on an EU initiative for pollinators 14 Mar 2018
A DG Environment consultation aims to collect views on the decline of pollinators in order to inform the development of an EU initiative on pollinators. The questions in the consultation cover the causes and consequences of pollinator declines, potential mitigation measures and the EU dimension to the problem.
G18-017 MP Event considers new policies for soil 14 Mar 2018
Yesterday, at a Westminster Parliamentary Event hosted by Rebecca Pow MP and attended by Minister of State at Defra, George Eustice, the ground swell of political emphasis on improving the quality of UK soils was evident. There is no doubt of the intention to embed this into new UK agricultural policy post Brexit.
S18-004 New logos required on UK malting barley promotional material 14 Mar 2018
The Institute of Brewing and Distilling (IBD) recently withdrew their support for the use of their logo on UK approved malting barleys by the UK Malting Barley Committee. This has come about because the IBD is now much more global than it once was, so is not associated with the UK approval system.