Politics

Thursday, 30 August 2012 19:37

Rural policy under the spotlight

ACADEMICS will gather this month for a major conference to debate the future of rural policy.

Sunday, 22 July 2012 12:31

Plan for fairer rural funding unveiled

The government has unveiled proposals to change its funding formula to recognise the additional expense of providing services in rural areas.

Friday, 20 July 2012 12:58

Rural statement postponed until autumn

THE government's rural statement, originally to be published in late spring, has been postponed until autumn.

Thursday, 19 July 2012 22:36

MPs made patrons of rural campaign

A NUMBER of MPs have been made parliamentary patrons of the Rural Fair Share campaign.

Thursday, 14 June 2012 19:26

'No plan' to extend Defra questions

THE government says it has no plans to increase the amount of time ministers can be quizzed by MPs on rural issues.

Thursday, 31 May 2012 09:13

Government unveils Defra priorities

SUPPORTING rural communities is included in three priorities outlined by Defra's Business Plan for 2012-15.

Friday, 11 May 2012 20:40

Watchdog slams regional growth fund

THE government's £1.4bn regional growth fund is failing to deliver value for money, says the official financial watchdog.

Friday, 11 May 2012 19:56

MP: Remember rural communities

FORGOTTEN rural communities must be treated more fairly, an MP has warned.

Thursday, 10 May 2012 09:33

Plan to overhaul local audits

A BILL to establish new arrangements for auditing local bodies was included in the Queen's Speech.

Friday, 27 April 2012 17:21

Rural networks are 'bringing benefits'

MINISTERS are continuing to seek meetings with 17 rural networks set up as a 'hotline to the heart of government'.

Thursday, 19 April 2012 12:56

MPs call for fairer rural deal

MPs have called for a fairer deal from the government for rural communities.

Saturday, 14 April 2012 13:30

MPs debate support for rural areas

GOVERNMENT support for rural communities is to be debated by MPs.