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The CLA’s North regional advisors are the first port of call for for members looking for advice on any topic including regulation and legislation. Contact the North office here.
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The CLA’s North regional advisors are the first port of call for for members looking for advice on any topic including regulation and legislation. Contact the North office here.
CLA membership provides access to an online Advice Library and a selection of Advisory Handbooks on a number of rural issues including regulation and legislation.
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CLA membership provides access to an online Advice Library and a selection of Advisory Handbooks on a number of rural issues including regulation and legislation.
There are also CLA national advisor teams which can offer specialist advice on environmental and land use queries, access and more.
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There are also CLA national advisor teams which can offer specialist advice on environmental and land use queries, access and more.
The NFU’s regional, national and international teams are dedicated to understanding influencing and communicating the legislative and regulatory framework affecting farm businesses across all sectors. Contact the North East office for more information about membership.
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The NFU’s regional, national and international teams are dedicated to understanding influencing and communicating the legislative and regulatory framework affecting farm businesses across all sectors. Contact the North East office for more information about membership.
NFU members have access to 150 different Business Guides, - detailed documents on a wide range of regulatory, legal and cross sector issues. Members can download copies from the website or ring the NFU CallFirst helpline to request copies.
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NFU members have access to 150 different Business Guides, - detailed documents on a wide range of regulatory, legal and cross sector issues. Members can download copies from the website or ring the NFU CallFirst helpline to request copies.
The NFU offers its members a range of ‘model clauses’ - a range of specimen contracts that can be used  as a starting point for formal business agreements covering everything from grazing licences to metal detecting. See the full index here.
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The NFU offers its members a range of ‘model clauses’ - a range of specimen contracts that can be used  as a starting point for formal business agreements covering everything from grazing licences to metal detecting. See the full index here.
The Farmer Network offers a Cross Check service to members and non-members (a fee may apply) to check compliance with a range of regulation and legislation.
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The Farmer Network offers a Cross Check service to members and non-members (a fee may apply) to check compliance with a range of regulation and legislation.
The Farmer Network also updates members on policy matters via a weekly email newsletter and social media.
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The Farmer Network also updates members on policy matters via a weekly email newsletter and social media.
ADAS’ livestock consultants provide consultancy services to farmers on all aspects of livestock husbandry including compliance with regulation. For more details contact ian.snowden@adas.co.uk or call Ian on 07774224851.
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ADAS’ livestock consultants provide consultancy services to farmers on all aspects of livestock husbandry including compliance with regulation. For more details contact ian.snowden@adas.co.uk or call Ian on 07774224851.
One of the aims of North Yorkshire County Council’s Business Growth service is to simplify regulation for new businesses in their first two years. If you’re running a new farm business or diversification (within two years of starting) in the North Yorkshire County area, see here for more information (including eligibility criteria), email business.advice@northyorks.gov.uk or telephone 01609 780780 and ask for Trading Standards’ New Business Advice service.
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One of the aims of North Yorkshire County Council’s Business Growth service is to simplify regulation for new businesses in their first two years. If you’re running a new farm business or diversification (within two years of starting) in the North Yorkshire County area, see here for more information (including eligibility criteria), email business.advice@northyorks.gov.uk or telephone 01609 780780 and ask for Trading Standards’ New Business Advice service.