Statement in response to HM Treasury announcement on European Union funding beyond date UK leaves EU

  The National Trust: Welcomes Government’s commitment to funding existing agri-environment schemes and new agreements signed before the Autumn Statement in November. Would press Government to honour all agreements in the pipeline and continue support for new agri-environment schemes beyond the Autumn Statement. Calls on Government to put the natural environment at the heart of any…

A new contract for land to prevent flooding

Yesterday, the National Trust’s Director-General Helen Ghosh set out our views on the future of farming policy at the first event in the National Trust theatre at Countryfile Live. Today, Patrick Begg, our Rural Enterprise Director, took part in a debate on farming and flooding with Tony Juniper, Alison Baptiste from the Environment Agency and…

After CAP: What kind of countryside do we want to see?

National Trust Director-General Helen Ghosh today set out the Trust’s views on what the future of support for farming should be. The speech took place at Countryfile Live as part of a series of talks and debates about the future of the countryside. COUNTRYFILE LIVE: SPEECH FROM HELEN GHOSH, DIRECTOR GENERAL OF THE NATIONAL TRUST…

50 Things To Do Before You’re 11¾

  Today sees the relaunch of our 50 Things To Do Before You’re 11¾ campaign, encouraging families to get outdoors and experience all the benefits that nature has to offer. Research commissioned by the National Trust has revealed that 96% of parents believe it’s of great importance for their children to have a connection with nature and…

Two years later: are we fit to frack?

Two years after the publication of the Fit to Frack report, this blog, produced by RSPB on behalf of the Fit to Frack group, takes a look at progress against our original recommendations. In response to government claims that the controversial practice of fracking would only take place within a ‘world class’ regulatory framework to deliver maximum…