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.

THE Rural Services Network has warned the government to ensure that rural communities don't miss out on measures contained in its Autumn Statement.

Monday, 10 October 2016 07:57

Chancellor pledges funding for EU projects

THE government has guaranteed to continue funding rural development projects signed while the UK is still in the European Union.

Tuesday, 04 October 2016 06:47

Leadsom wants rural opportunities for all

RURAL people should have the same opportunities as people in cities, Defra secretary Andrea Leadsom has said.

Sunday, 02 October 2016 20:02

Government reviews business rates

THE government has announced a revaluation of business rates – a review it says will ensure fairer bills.

Sunday, 25 September 2016 19:49

Labour pledge to revive rural Britain

Shadow Defra secretary Rachael Maskell has pledged that a future Labour government will revitalise Britain's rural communities.

Sunday, 11 September 2016 19:11

'Join forces to secure fair Brexit deal'

Countryside communities must join forces to secure a fair deal from the government following Brexit, the Rural Services Network has warned.

RURAL communities are preparing to seize the opportunites from Brexit following the UK's decision to to leave the European Union.

The government has been warned not to withdraw vital funding from rural communities as the UK prepares to leave the European Union.

Thursday, 25 August 2016 21:22

Cornwall faces £350m Brexit deficit

Leaving the European Union will cost one of England's most rural counties £350m, according to estimates published by the local authority.

Tuesday, 16 August 2016 14:54

Government in Brexit funding pledge

THE government will continue funding European projects after the UK leaves the EU – so long as they are signed before this year's Autumn Statement.