Friday, 11 September 2015 09:38

MPs secure pledge on business rates

THE government has promised MPs it will take "full account" of the rural impact as it reviews business rates.

Monday, 10 August 2015 07:27

Rural discussion paper published

THE government has published a discussion paper examining the future of rural communities.

Thursday, 09 July 2015 11:51

MPs to scrutinise Defra on rural issues

TEN MPs have been appointed to a committee that will scrutinise the government's work on rural issues.

Monday, 15 June 2015 00:51

Defra mulls options on budget cuts

Defra minister George Eustice says his department is "considering the options" after being told to slash £83m in spending.

Thursday, 11 June 2015 18:46

Neil Parish to chair EFRA committee

Devon MP Neil Parish has been elected chairman of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee.

Monday, 01 June 2015 13:46

MPs voice fears for rural services

MPs returning to parliament after the general election have voiced concern for the future of rural services.

Monday, 11 May 2015 07:53

Government faces fairer funding call

The Rural Services Network will press the new government for a fairer deal for rural communities and local authorities.

Wednesday, 29 April 2015 08:37

Labour publishes rural manifesto

The Labour Party has unveiled a rural manifesto outlining its policy pledges for the countryside.

Tuesday, 21 April 2015 15:41

Lib Dems unveil 'Countryside Charter'

THE Liberal Democrats have set out a package of measures they claim will help rural communities thrive.

Monday, 20 April 2015 11:13

Political manifestos under scrutiny

PLEDGES made by the main political parties ahead of the general election are a mixed bag for rural communities, says the Rural Services Network.

Thursday, 09 April 2015 22:26

Rural vote 'may have unwanted teeth'

POLITICIANS chasing the rural vote may discover that it has unexpected teeth, says NFU Mutual.

Sunday, 22 March 2015 20:53

Rural growth fund now available

FUNDING is now available for projects that will create thousands of jobs across England, says the government.