Deadline for both consultations is 26 September 2016
1. Self Sufficient Local Government: 100% Business Rate Retention
2. Fair Funding Review: Call for evidence on Needs and Redistribution
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A zero approach to fly-tipping has been announced by rural organisations and public bodies in Hampshire.
Shadow Defra secretary Rachael Maskell has pledged that a future Labour government will revitalise Britain's rural communities.
POLICE have launched a major clampdown on rural crime – targeting hundreds of outlying businesses around York.
Calls to protect crucial EU funding for projects (Chronicle Live)
Councils demand funding top-up (Public Finance)
Rural economy will be hit if EU funds lost, Leadsom warned (Yorkshire Post)
Is EU waking up to Brexit at last? (Yorkshire Post)
Communities urge government to maintain vital rural funding (The Smallholder)
For many groups, rising housing costs have negated any increase in income they've received. One result is a ballooning Housing Benefit bill, finds Brian Wilson.
What does the government's return to business focused policy-making mean for rural communities? Jessica Sellick investigates.
What can we do to help rural people missing out on employment opportunities? Jessica Sellick investigates.