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 […]

Scottish Government Provides £7 Million for Timber Transport Projects

Fergus Ewing has reminded local authorities and land owners that they could miss out on funding support for Timber Transport projects if they don’t get application proposals in by the 9th March deadline. The Strategic Timber Transport Fund (STTF), managed by Scottish Forestry, provides co-funding for projects that minimise the impact of timber lorries on […]

ICF Challenges Rejection of Forestry Skills Funding Bid

ICF Challenges Rejection of Forestry Skills Funding Bid ICF has called on the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills to reverse a decision that will deny the forestry industry a £400,000 Employment Ownership of Skills Pilot (EOP) funding package to improve leadership and management skills. In a letter to the Rt Hon Vince Cable, written […]