THE government is facing calls to exempt new farm buildings from a revised approach to development tax for local infrastructure.

Sunday, 30 July 2017 20:48

£200m for businesses and broadband

The government has unveiled £200m in grants for rural businesses and broadband projects.

Saturday, 29 July 2017 21:01

Rural welcome for broadband scheme

RURAL business leaders have welcomed a grant scheme to connect firms to faster broadband.

Calor is offering a free liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) tank and pipework installation to rural, off-grid agricultural businesses.

Tuesday, 11 July 2017 05:29

'Rising cost of gas to hit rural firms'

The price of gas for small to medium sized businesses is set to soar by 2020 as government climate and decarbonisation policies bite, warns rural energy firm Calor.

Thursday, 08 June 2017 19:53

Brexit job fears for rural business

BREXIT has already caused problems for almost half of rural businesses trying to recruit staff, suggests a survey.

TOURISM generates more revenue and provides more employment for the rural sector than farming, delegates at a recent seminar were told.

Wednesday, 31 May 2017 19:08

£14.8m centre boosts rural economy

A multi-million pound state-of-the art visitor centre is set to boost the rural economy in north-east England.

RURAL business leaders have launched a campaign calling for more investment in the countryside.

Thursday, 27 April 2017 09:40

Call for rural productivity evidence

Rural businesses and communities are being asked to help explore issues around rural productivity and growth in south-west England.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017 09:47

'Digital tax' proposal ditched - for now

Rural businesses have welcomed a government decision to drop its Making Tax Digital plan from the Finance Bill.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017 18:26

Rural caution over Budget U-turn

The Rural Services Network has welcomed a government decision to abandon a planned increase in national insurance payments by the self-employed.