Politics

THE need to focus attention on rural economies and new routes to economic growth are the key themes of the Rural Conference 2017.

Wednesday, 31 May 2017 06:40

'Make Brexit work for countryside'

Politicians are being urged to ensure that Brexit works for the countryside when negotiations start after this month's general election.

THE Rural Services Network has called on the next government to deliver a fair deal for the countryside.

ACTION with Communities in Rural England has warned that future government policy must be fully 'rural proofed'.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017 14:13

'Rural voice must be heard in election'

RURAL communities must not be sidelined by politicians standing in the general election, the Rural Services Network has warned.

Experts have called for a more holistic approach to rural policy as the UK prepares to leave the European Union.

The government has published its latest guidance to assess the effects of its policies on rural areas.

Monday, 27 February 2017 10:41

Government commits to fairer rural funding

The government has underlined its commitment to ensuring that rural local authorities receive a fairer share of public funding.

Monday, 13 February 2017 13:14

Refocus support to boost rural growth

European subsidies should be refocused to unlock wider rural growth after the UK leaves the European Union, says a think tank report.

Parish councils are urging the government to stand firm against developers who “want to ride roughshod” over the wishes of rural communities.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017 13:57

Government's response is a smokescreen

The Rural Services Network has called the Government's response to a Sunday newspaper article "nothing more than a smokescreen designed to mask the real issue facing rural council tax payers".

Wednesday, 07 December 2016 08:44

Defra pledges 'certainty' on Brexit

Defra secretary Andrea Leadsom has pledged to provide certainty for the rural sector as the UK leaves the EU.