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Consultations & Position Papers

Responding to public consultations is an important way to influence policy. We consult with members as much as possible and often work in partnership with other organisations to strengthen our messages. We also produce papers on specific topics where it is important to publish our position.


Environmental Principles, Governance and Biodiversity Targets: White Paper

Welsh Government

Deadline: 30 April 2024

Please respond individually via the Welsh Government’s online platform.

Sustainable Farming Scheme

Welsh Government

Deadline: 7 March 2024

Please send your comments to Shona Smyth MICFor, Technical Policy Manager, by Friday 23 February and respond individually online.

Managing Deer for Climate and Nature

Scottish Government

Deadline: 29 March 2024

Please use the Scottish Government’s consultation platform, Citizen Space, to respond individually online before the deadline.

Call for Evidence: Careers Education, Skills, Training and Development for Agricultural, Horticultural and Forestry Workers

Welsh Government

Deadline: 2 April 2024

Please send your comments to Shona Smyth MICFor, Technical Policy Manager, by Friday 15 March and respond individually online.

Scotland’s Forestry Strategy – Forestry and Land Scotland, July 2019

Environmental Land Management Scheme – Defra, July 2019

Read our forestry sector position paper with Confor, the Woodland Trust and Royal Forestry Society>>

Protecting and Enhancing England’s Trees and Woodlands – Defra, February 2019

Read our response>>

T Levels, Department for Education and Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education, January 2019

Read our response>>

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