Policy Roundup – August 2020

Our monthly policy roundup blog updates you on what the Institute has been getting involved in and what you can get involved in too.  Institute Policy & Research This summer, we’ve had two significant policy developments, both presenting a huge opportunity for the future of trees and woodlands, so this is where we’ve focussed our […]

Forestry Sector Responds to ELM Scheme Proposals

The Environmental Land Management Scheme (ELMs) will transform the way foresters, farmers and other land managers are supported. The Institute has led on a response to the Government’s ELMs consultation to produce a forestry sector response, partnering with Confor, the Royal Forestry Society and the Woodland Trust. The scheme is set to completely overhaul the […]

Institute Policy Roundup – June 2020

Our monthly policy roundup blog updates you on what the Institute has been getting involved in and what you can get involved in too.  England Tree Strategy Defra launched the long-awaited England Tree Strategy on Friday 19 June and there is plenty for our sector to respond to with the opportunity of influencing future policy […]

Institute Policy Roundup – April 2020

We’re excited to introduce the first monthly policy roundup blog – bringing you updates from what the Institute has been getting involved in and what you can get involved in too.  Policy Strategy Council approved our new policy strategy at the end of March so we can really push forward with the work we’ve been […]

ELM Scheme Consultation Open

On Wednesday 24 June 2020, Defra reopened the Environmental Land Management (ELM) scheme consultation, after it was paused in early April due to the Coronavirus pandemic. This scheme will transform the way foresters, farmers and other land managers are supported, replacing the payments and grants set up under the Common Agricultural Policy. The way in […]