Monday, 28 October 2013 13:43

Government responds to rural criticism

THE government has rejected claims that rural local authorities get a raw deal compared to urban areas.

Monday, 21 October 2013 09:39

VIDEO: MPs press for fairer funding

MPs press the case for a fairer funding settlement for rural local authorities during a House of Commons debate.

Monday, 07 October 2013 08:21

MPs debate local authority funding

MPs are to debate the issue of local authority funding.

Monday, 23 September 2013 08:01

Final week for rural funding petition

RURAL residents have just one week left to get behind calls for a fairer rural funding deal for countryside communities.

Tuesday, 10 September 2013 08:02

Buy British, minister urges councils

DEFRA secretary Owen Paterson has urged local authorities and other service providers to source more food locally.

Monday, 02 September 2013 09:01

Minister to address rural conference

Environment secretary Owen Paterson is to address rural local authority leaders at a major conference.

Monday, 02 September 2013 08:05

Councils defend increase in reserves

Local authorities have defended a £2.6bn increase in council reserves, saying it is justified given uncertain funding for services.

Monday, 26 August 2013 15:35

VIDEO: Councils call for rural fair deal

RURAL councils across England are adding their weight to a campaign for a fairer government funding deal.

Friday, 26 July 2013 18:50

Government 'must heed rural warning'

THE government must take action following a warning by MPs that countryside communities are being given a raw deal, says England's biggest rural partnership.

Tuesday, 16 July 2013 20:00

Rural-proofing guide unveiled at last

DEFRA has unveiled long-awaited national guidelines to help government departments 'rural-proof' their policies.

Tuesday, 04 June 2013 10:09

BBC appoints rural impartiality leader

THE BBC Trust has appointed Heather Hancock to examine the impartiality of the broadcaster's rural coverage.

Monday, 20 May 2013 12:50

Growth is priority, says government

Stimulating economic growth is the top priority for the government, MPs have been told.