CLA - Country & Land Association

The Country Land and Business Association (CLA) is the membership organisation for owners of land, property and businesses in rural England and Wales.

We speak for everyone who believes in a living and working countryside. Through the experience and expertise of members and staff, we promote our members’ interests and influence decision makers to ensure the positive development of the rural economy. CLA professionals lobby continuously at EU, national and regional level in the interests of our members ensuring a visible presence and influence in the media and with Government.

We achieve our goals by being professional, relevant and forward looking, as we have been since 1907, when we began.
The CLA in-house professional advisory team gives unlimited, independent and impartial information on a wide range of issues to members.


CLA members have access to:
• Solicitors and Barristers
• Tax specialists
• Planning experts
• Surveyors
• Guidance Notes


This service is only a phone call or email away, and it is completely free to members. Anyone who owns rural land will benefit from joining the CLA. With the rewards of owning rural land and property in the countryside come responsibilities – CLA membership provides you with the knowledge and expertise to help you recognise all the opportunities and avoid the pitfalls.

Our members include landowners of all kinds – from those who own a country house with just a few acres to those who own woodland or run smallholdings, from farmers large and small to estate owners with many diversified business streams and institutions. Find out more today.

Anyone who runs a rural business will benefit from joining the CLA
Membership of the CLA is a unique networking opportunity with the key landowning and rural communities you need to reach. In addition, you can benefit from access to free advice on all general aspects of rural legislation, ensuring that you can take advantage of opportunities as they arise. Whether you run an enterprise which is connected to the land or simply provide products to the rural community, find out how CLA can help you as a business member.


Any professional working in the rural community will benefit from joining the CLA
Whether you are a sole practitioner, a partner in a rural practice or large national firm, there are many reasons why you should become a professional member of the CLA. Find out what we can do for you.

For more information please visit www.cla.org.uk