THE next government must recognise the importance of rural businesses to the economy, business leaders have warned.

RURAL communities are continuing to suffer the loss of services and facilities, peers have warned.

Thursday, 05 June 2014 08:06

Economic plans 'must benefit countryside'

INVESTMENT plans contained in the Queen's Speech must also benefit the countryside, rural leaders have warned.

Thursday, 20 March 2014 12:50

Budget 'will help rural business'

MEASURES contained in the governemnt's budget will help businesses in the countryside, says rural insurer NFU Mutual.

Monday, 24 February 2014 13:55

Champion rural issues, politicians urged

CANDIDATES in this year's European elections are being urged to champion rural issues.

Friday, 10 January 2014 19:45

Rural MPs keep pressure on ministers

MPs have again called on the government to give rural communities a fairer deal when funding public services.

Tuesday, 07 January 2014 10:31

Budget cuts 'threaten Defra response'

MASSIVE budget cuts threaten Defra's ability to respond to future emergencies, MPs have warned.

Monday, 16 December 2013 08:03

Chancellor in rural funding admission

CHANCELLOR George Osborne has admitted that Whitehall funding formulas give rural areas a raw deal.

Tuesday, 05 November 2013 12:57

VIDEO: Rural rebellion over 'unfair' funding

MORE than 25 MPs attended parliament to present petitions calling on the government to grant fairer funding for rural areas.

Tuesday, 05 November 2013 08:24

MPs pile on pressure over rural funding

MORE than 100 petitions calling for fairer rural funding have been presented by MPs to the government.

Thursday, 31 October 2013 08:48

Help us shape countryside, says DEFRA

THE government is asking how best to spend almost £20bn that will help shape the countryside over the next seven years.

Wednesday, 30 October 2013 07:31

Rural funding campaign steps up

THE campaign for fairer rural funding is being stepped up after the government dismissed any imbalance between urban and rural areas.