AIC policy work falls into two main categories, environmental policy and external policy, covering a range of issues from CAP and Biotechnology to Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas mitigation. Paul Rooke is Head of Policy, External Relations and works with Jane Salter Head of Policy, Environmental.
G20-041 COVID-19: guidance for staff in the transport sector : 27 March 2020
The Government have issued guidance for staff in the transport sector which includes general precautions for staff, hygiene and guidance on the assessment and management of arrivals into the UK.
G20-042 Coronavirus Act 2020: 27 March 2020
The Coronavirus Act 2020 became law on 25 th March and is in place for two years. This is emergency legislation that gives the governments throughout the UK wide-ranging powers to take actions in connection with coronavirus, if such actions are found to be necessary.
G20-042 Access to welfare facilities is a must for drivers: 27 March 2020
The Office of Traffic Commissioners has issued a message regarding incidents in which drivers have been refused access to handwashing and toilet facilities when making deliveries.
AIC has a website dedicated to Brexit providing a wide range of useful information, including regular briefings, meeting reports, sector priorities and links to information from other organisations and stakeholders.
Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)
Future UK agricultural policy outside of the EU is being set in place through the UK Agriculture Bill, which is currently going through Parliament.
Over the next 40 years, the global food system will have to feed more people with less impact. This will mean providing a higher quality diet whilst dealing with greater competition for land, water and energy and the economic and political pressures of globalisation as the climate changes.
Championing the Farmed Environment (CFE)
Championing the Farmed Environment (CFE) encourages farmers and land managers across England to protect and enhance the environmental value of farmland, through environmental measures that sit alongside productive agriculture.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
Training and skills development (Continuing Professional Development or CPD) and its contribution towards sustainable growth, the economy and wider society are high on both the agricultural industry and government agenda.
Water Framework Directive
AIC has a well-established active role in helping to reduce the pressure of agricultural nutrients (nitrate and phosphorus) and crop protection products on the water environment.