Four participants from each province and territory (one in each of the four disciplines) will be selected to participate during the two weeks of the games. Selected artists will be members of Team Yukon with the same responsibilities and privileges as the athletes. This includes the obligation to accept and abide by the team code of conduct. Costs are covered, but all team members are required to pay the same participation fee: approximately $275. Proposals from Yukon artists must be submitted on or before Friday, November 15. Application packages are available from the Arts Section of the Cultural Services Branch located at 100 Hanson Street. Learn More: E Tax Depreciation Schedules
That’s the question from Environment Yukon and the Yukon Fish and Game Association who are working in partnership on a Yukon-wide sheep survey. In the past, biologists have relied only on helicopter surveys to determine the number of lambs born each year. But these surveys are expensive and provide limited information for just a few subzones each year.
This project will expand to include information for the whole territory. Hunters can contribute valuable information with their knowledge of the area and first-hand observations of sheep numbers. This is an excellent opportunity for local people to provide valuable input and we ask that all hunters share their sightings with us, This type of cooperative partnerships and information sharing will hopefully be an ongoing process in the future. Hunters will be pleased to know that their input can contribute greatly to the management process. No one is asked to reveal their secret sheep hunting spots, but everyone is asked to record the numbers of nursery bands – groups of ewes, lambs and yearlings and which subzones they were seen in.
The Yukon Fish & Game Association have often told us that we should take advantage of the vast amount of knowledge that local people have, This survey demonstrates that the government is listening and that we are doing something positive in response. The data collected will be used to provide information on the relationship between survival of lambs and the harvest of these sheep 7 to 10 years later. This information is valuable for a number of purposes related to wildlife management and good decision-making, The number of lambs born each year is the key piece of information that we can use to look at the health of sheep populations.
The tax depreciation schedule process is always handled with the legal manner so that there remains no single problem in the property field. The regime only permits the removal of fins from dead sharks, and seeks to prevent the practice of discarding of bodies by controls on the ratio of fins to shark bodies landed. The specific physical factors which may result in a claim being made for compensation for depreciation in the value of an interest under Part I of the Land Compensation Act 1973 are explained in the public notices following this guide to the claims process.
The best reason to make the appointment in the real estate field of the E Tax Depreciation Schedules is to make it done with the special effects that are required to make in the property field. On receipt of your claim, we check the application form you have completed to ensure that all the required information has been provided. In particular it is required that you own the property before the new or improved road is opened and that you also own it on the day you make your claim.
The main point which is required to make the tax depreciation schedule process successful is only to work with the best person of the real estate field and face the necessary amount of success in the process on your property or house on which you are conducting the process. If our checks confirm that the claim is valid, it is passed to the Agency’s Valuer, who negotiates claims on behalf of the Highways Agency. The Valuer will contact you or your agent, if you have employed one, as soon as possible to negotiate your claim and, if appropriate, agree the amount of compensation. This can take several months depending on the number of claims received in respect of the new road scheme.
If you have any queries about the progress of your claim whilst the negotiations are ongoing, you should in the first instance, discuss them with your agent, if you have employed one, or the Valuer if you are negotiating your own claim. However, the action officer who is dealing with your claim within the Agency will be pleased to assist with any general queries and can be contacted on the telephone numbers given on the contact list at the end of this guide.
NEA is warning that those on low-incomes, the elderly and the disabled will be particularly badly hit by a harsh winter and will be increasingly worried about how they will afford to heat their homes. As BP gets set to announce record annual profits of £9 billion, National Energy Action (NEA) has called on the Government to introduce a windfall tax on North Sea gas producers. Domestic energy consumers will experience increases of up to 20% this year because, as the Ofgem report published today highlights, global oil prices have reached record levels.
Gas exploration companies, including BP who are operating in the North Sea, are cashing in on these prices as international gas prices remain linked to oil. Retail suppliers are facing 50% increases in gas prices from the producers, which are now being passed on to domestic customers.
NEA believes that excess profits should be subjected to additional taxation to help mitigate the impact on households least able to cope with soaring fuel bills at the onset on winter. The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has established that for every 1% increase in fuel bills, 55,000 households will be plunged into fuel poverty over 600,000 vulnerable households are facing a winter of misery due to these additional costs and the Government’s targets to end fuel poverty are in jeopardy.
We must take action now to channel revenue from North Sea producers into sustainable energy schemes. Whilst shareholders and company bosses look forward to huge dividends and bonuses, we need to make sure pensioners and low income families get a fair deal. BIRMINGHAM welcomed over 250 delegates to a national conference examining the Government’s progress in eradicating fuel poverty this month. Commitment from Malcolm Wicks MP, Minister of State for Pensions DWP, First Home Buyer’s Australia to meet with NEA and Eaga to discuss how the benefits health check can be linked into energy efficiency programmes.
Debate and discussion on how energy price rises will affect the fuel poor and how best to mitigate the impact. To everyone’s relief there has been considerable progress in recent years in reducing the number of households living in fuel poverty. Despite this, the Government estimates that there are still 2.4 million fuel poor households in the UK and this represents a considerable challenge. The recently announced energy price rises will intensify this challenge and, if repeated across the whole of the industry, could add more than 600,000 extra households to the fuel poverty total in the UK.
Confusingly only Development Plan Documents will constitute the Development Plan for the purposes of determining planning applications (Clause 37 (6)) though it is for a local planning authority to state The Bill refers to the Statement of Community Involvement as if it were a Development Plan document leaving its status potentially optional. Moves to streamline the system without compromising its effectiveness are to be welcomed, however, the complexity of the proposed LDS system compared with current Development Plans threatens to be counter-productive.
The proposals offer a plethora of planning documents, some statutory and some not, some recent and updated, others left untouched for years. For business to monitor was is live and what carries weight will be hard enough. For community groups the new system could be bewildering maze of material. The system proposed for Wales by comparison (set out in clauses 56 to 66), First Home Buyer’s based on a single Development Plan, is simpler, more understandable for the public and the private sector and less likely to lead to confusion and delay through the creation of a new system. Alternatively, as with Supplementary Planning Guidance at present, they might be left informal but carry much less weight accordingly.
Proposals for Business Planning Zones (BPZs) have been widely publicised. In fact, Simplified Planning Zones have existed for some time and the only substantive difference mooted in this Bill under this topic is the proposed ability for RSSs to designate an authority to make provision for an SPZ in its area.
The local authority would then have to bring forward such proposals which are likely to be subject to criteria based policies. The TCPA is disappointed that the Government has not taken this opportunity to introduce third party rights of appeal or other measures to address injustices in the system. The TCPA advocates such rights being afforded only to those directly affected by development (such as those who live on or adjacent to the site for example) and in cases where a local authority is both developer and planning authority.
Third parties are unable to understand why they have no right of appeal whilst applicants have this right, particularly for example where a local authority is both applicant and decision maker for its own land. Judicial Review is not an adequate substitute it is a procedure only available to the wealthy and only on a point of law. Measures are needed to address injustices in the planning system giving precisely circumscribed third parties the right to appeal against decisions in which their homes or similar amenities are damaged by development.
The TCPA therefore supports the proposal to introduce a new payment under the Organic Aid Scheme for converting land for growing fruit and vegetables. The costs of producing an organic conversion plan may be prohibitive for some farmers and crofters, so financial support of £300 or up to 50% of costs seems reasonable. Extending payments to organic farmers beyond the conversion period would bring us in line with other European Member States who offer on-going support. The TCPA believes that the proposals would benefit from some geographical distinction between types of area (urban fringe, accessible rural, remote rural).
In particular we would like to see special financial support schemes for local food production in the urban fringe. The TCPA’s origins in the Garden City movement, Real Estate Buyers Agent together with an appreciation of ecological footprint analysis, lead us to believe in the need for greater interdependence between town and country. This would capture the benefits of both town and country, and create some degree of local self reliance. Making settlements more sustainable will require food production for local markets both at the urban-rural interface and in the wider countryside. This will need integration between planning policies and agricultural support mechanisms.
For instance planning policies which encourage mixed organic farming and low-impact communities Radical thinking like this may be the only way to reclaim the urban fringe for local production, as current land prices, together with green belt planning restrictions, tend to exclude potential local producers from the land around towns. The Association would be pleased to clarify or discuss these matters if that would be helpful.
The consultation will provide a valuable input from those actively involved in implementing sustainable development at the local level. The principal consequence in the EU Directive is to add a requirement for a much fuller consideration of alternative options for achieving the Plan’s objective. The ODPM proposals include a detailed procedure to amalgamate the current methods for sustainability This includes a very elaborate scoping stage, as well as a subsequent full Environmental Report. All these are to be welcomed.
Nevertheless there are some concerns that TCPA wishes to raise with ODPM, chiefly relating to the complexity and resource implications of the proposals. Additionally, the TCPA believes that building on the existing system of Sustainability Appraisal could well satisfy the requirements of the EU Directive, preventing unnecessary confusion and complication. In order to elaborate on the points made in this response, we are keen to meet with the ODPM.