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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Will Agriculture Bill deliver a Green Brexit?

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12/09/2018

Government will today set out how farmers and land managers will in future be paid for “public goods” including public access as the Agriculture Bill is introduced into Parliament.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

The Great Ridge Restoration: MPs and mountaineers discuss how to Mend Our Mountains and Ways

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27/09/2017

The Mountaineering All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) exists to promote the sporting and recreational interests of climbers, hill walkers and mountaineers; to raise awareness of the physical and social benefits of mountaineering; and to campaign for sustainable access to cliffs, mountains and open countryside.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

BMC Manifesto: General Election 2017

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22/05/2017

Ahead of the election on 8 June, the BMC is challenging politicians to recognise the huge value of outdoor recreation in their manifestos and policies, while also understanding the need to protect the special qualities of the outdoors for the benefit of all.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

5 key points: what does the Budget mean for the great outdoors?

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18/03/2016

What did this year's Budget do for the great outdoors? From plans for tunnels under the Peak to a possible relaxation in housing planning; there's a host of changes in this year's Budget with potential ramifications for the outdoors. Read on to find out more.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Does the fracking u-turn threaten our national parks?

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17/12/2015

MPs have voted to allow fracking beneath Britain’s national parks - but what impact could this have on our most celebrated landscapes? Hanna Lindon talks to Ruth Bradshaw, policy and research manager at the Campaign for National Parks to find out.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

The cuts continue: but what does the Spending Review mean for the great outdoors?

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30/11/2015

Last week, the Chancellor set out plans for departmental spending over the next five years. We look at the potential impact on funding for outdoor recreation.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

MPs scale Helsby cliff to promote benefits of outdoor recreation

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14/08/2015

Despite the wet weather, Weaver Vale MP Graham Evans and Macclesfield MP David Rutley today went abseiling and climbing with BMC president Rehan Siddiqui and BMC training officer Jon Garside to chat about the virtues of climbing and outdoor recreation.
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MEMBERSHIP

Hill walkers: 5 things the BMC did with your money last year

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05/06/2015

Wondering what happens to your membership money? Here are a few ways that we made your cash count last year.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

We are being heard: MPs praise “the greatest free gym that we have”

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23/09/2014

An excellent recent discussion in parliament saw MPs involved with the BMC praise the outdoors as “the greatest free gym that we have” and call for more support for outdoor recreation.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Outdoors could lose out following government review

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10/07/2013

On 26 June, chancellor George Osborne announced government spending plans for 2015-16 and cuts to individual departmental budgets, taking us past the next general election. Projections show government spending is set to reach £745 billion by 2015 and further savings of £11.5 billion are needed. What does this mean for sport, recreation and our wider countryside?
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