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Tuesday, 06 February 2018 21:48

Minister unveils £81m for rural services

The government has unveiled £81m for rural services as part of its finance settlement for local authorities.

Responding to a Ministerial written statement issued today, the Rural Services Network [1] has welcomed the Government's decision to release extra funding in next year’s finance settlement for rural councils [2].

 

 

Monday, 05 February 2018 12:36

Finance settlement due this week

The government is set to confirm its financial settlement for local authorities amid growing concern that councils are struggling to deliver vital services.

Friday, 02 February 2018 21:48

Council imposes immediate spending ban

An immediate ban on spending has been announced by Northamptonshire County Council which says it faces a severe financial challenge.

Thursday, 01 February 2018 14:36

New leadership for rural group in Parliament

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Rural Services has elected two MPs as it new co-chairs.

Thursday, 01 February 2018 14:32

New leadership for rural group in parliament

Meeting in Parliament on 30 January the All-Party Group on Rural Services elected new Co-Chairs, Philip Dunne, MP (Ludlow Constituency) and Rebecca Pow, MP (Taunton Deane Constituency).

 

 

Thursday, 01 February 2018 14:16

Rural vulnerability: Debate by MPs?

‘Rural Vulnerability Matters’ was the theme of the Rural Vulnerability Day hosted last week in Westminster by Rebecca Pow MP (Taunton Deane) and Phillip Dunne MP (Ludlow).

 

 

Thursday, 01 February 2018 07:39

Rural projects receive £400k lifeline

The Prince’s Countryside Fund has awarded £400,000 of funding to 12 community-led projects.

Tuesday, 30 January 2018 08:45

Rural shops invest £315m in services

Rural shops across the UK have invested over £315m over the last year in services for customers, says a report.

Friday, 26 January 2018 21:31

Politicians discuss rural vulnerability

MPs gathered in Westminster to discuss the issue of rural vulnerability and its impact on countryside communities.

Thursday, 25 January 2018 12:17

Rural elderly 'face social care crisis'

Elderly rural residents face a crisis situation because of austerity and poor access to social care, says a report.

Wednesday, 24 January 2018 12:08

Rural elderly 'push services to limit'

An unprecedented boom in the elderly population is pushing local services to breaking point, say councils.

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