Monday, 28 January 2013 07:31

Farm Stay puts £3.5bn into rural economy

FARMHOUSE bed and breakfast businesses have helped generate £3.5bn for the rural economy, says a report.

Thursday, 17 January 2013 14:03

Collaboration is 'key for rural business'

WORKING well together is a key factor behind the success of some rural micro-businesses, says a report.

Saturday, 29 December 2012 23:22

Rising confidence in rural business

CONFIDENCE is growing in the rural business sector, suggesting the countryside is starting to emerge from the recession.

Tuesday, 11 December 2012 19:25

Economic indicators largely unchanged

RURAL economic indicators were largely unchanged during the third quarter of 2012 – although the rate of redundancies increased.

Sunday, 02 December 2012 20:05

Rural business 'crucial' to LEP success

Harnessing rural potential is crucial if a government drive is to maximise local economic growth, warns a report.

Sunday, 18 November 2012 13:58

Rural residents face costly commute

RURAL residents spend 25% more on fuel for their daily commute to work, claim countryside campaigners.

Sunday, 14 October 2012 20:42

Growth network to 'create 500 jobs'

More than 500 jobs and 120 start-up businesses could be created by a government initiative in rural Warwickshire.

Thursday, 27 September 2012 19:35

Warning of 'two-speed' rural economy

BRITAIN faces a two-speed rural economy unless the government helps rural communities determine their own future, a report has warned.

Wednesday, 19 September 2012 20:26

£1.5m available in rural East Lindsey

ONE of England's most rural local authorities has unveiled a rural development grant to support local businesses.

Wednesday, 05 September 2012 21:53

£300k grants for rural businesses

A £300,000 funding pot has been launched to help rural businesses branch out in Leicestershire.

Tuesday, 28 August 2012 07:33

Farming: much-loved but misunderstood

FARMING is much loved but few people realise its contribution to the rural economy, say university researchers.

Wednesday, 22 August 2012 10:59

£3.5m boost for rural growth network

A £3.5m investment is set to create hundreds of rural jobs in Cumbria, the government has claimed.