Rural communities will be among the biggest losers from what is described as a radical reform of business rates.
Rural businesses and communities are to benefit from £6.75m of EU funding being made available in Cumbria.
East Devon District Council is helping local rural businesses to apply for £1.4m in EU funded grants.
Rural rate relief will increase from 50% to 100% from next April, saving a business up to £2900 a year.
THE government has unveiled a £4m fund to repair damage caused by winter storms in Cumbria last December.
RURAL businesses will continue to benefit from a £9m European funding initiative managed by Norfolk County Council.
THE English tourism sector is set to grow by nearly 3% every year over the next decade, suggests a study.
THE government has launched a food tourism grant scheme it hopes will boost the rural economy.
A Rural Growth Network fund has re-opened to support the rural economy in north-east England.
RURAL businesses have pledged to work together to create opportunities following the UK vote to leave the European Union.
A £6m fund to boost economic growth and job creation has re-opened for new bids in Nottinghamshire.
RURAL businesses have the chance to explore support services and funding at a conference in north-east England.