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THE Rural Services Network has warned the government to ensure that rural communities don't miss out on measures contained in its Autumn Statement.

Friday, 25 November 2016 11:18

Call for £60m rural housing programme

THE Rural Services Network has called for £60m annually to be invested in a rural housing programme.

 

The Rural Services Network – which represents more than 250 local authorities and organisations in rural areas [1] – has warned the government to ensure that rural communities don't miss out on measures contained in its Autumn Statement [2].

 

Friday, 25 November 2016 06:47

Rural areas 'left behind on broadband'

THE government is doing too little to improve rural internet speeds, say community and business leaders.

Thursday, 24 November 2016 10:37

Chancellor unveils 100% rural rate relief

Rural rate relief will increase from 50% to 100% from next April, saving a business up to £2900 a year.

Monday, 21 November 2016 11:29

Landowners 'can help solve housing crisis'

Rural landowners can play a crucial role in solving England's rural housing crisis, says a report.

Monday, 21 November 2016 10:07

'Rural premium' to live in countryside

Rural homes are 20% more expensive than urban homes, reveals the latest annual Halifax Rural Housing Review.

Thursday, 17 November 2016 19:48

Consultation launched on Post Office services

RURAL stakeholders are being urged to respond to a consultation on Post Office services and accessibility.

Wednesday, 16 November 2016 09:08

£4m for rural tourism in Cumbria

THE government has unveiled a £4m fund to repair damage caused by winter storms in Cumbria last December.

Monday, 14 November 2016 06:11

Bus cuts leave communities isolated

RURAL communities are being left isolated because councils have been forced to reduce bus services, new figures reveal.

Friday, 11 November 2016 15:23

Plan to withdraw red phone boxes

RURAL communities are being urged to adopt their local red phone box – or face the possibility of its removal.

Thursday, 10 November 2016 14:37

Broadband still slower than advertised

Broadband users are still receiving internet speeds much slower than those advertised, an investigation has revealed.

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