Press Releases

The Rural Services Network issues a number of press releases every year - to national and regional media outlets across the UK.


Our latest press releases are listed below. If you are a journalist and would like to be added to our list of recipients, please email us.


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Rural Services Network [1] assistant director Andy Dean has commented on the launch of a government consultation on proposals for a major overhaul of national planning policy [2].


Responding to a Ministerial written statement issued today, the Rural Services Network [1] has welcomed the Government's decision to release extra funding in next year’s finance settlement for rural councils [2].



Thursday, 01 February 2018 14:32

New leadership for rural group in parliament

Meeting in Parliament on 30 January the All-Party Group on Rural Services elected new Co-Chairs, Philip Dunne, MP (Ludlow Constituency) and Rebecca Pow, MP (Taunton Deane Constituency).



Thursday, 01 February 2018 14:16

Rural vulnerability: Debate by MPs?

‘Rural Vulnerability Matters’ was the theme of the Rural Vulnerability Day hosted last week in Westminster by Rebecca Pow MP (Taunton Deane) and Phillip Dunne MP (Ludlow).



Rural local authorities are set to lose one third of their funding from central government – in a move which will pile further pressure on already over-stretched public services, the Rural Services Network (RSN) has warned [1].




The Rural Services Network has welcomed the government's provisional finance settlement for local authorities – but warned that more must be done to ensure a fairer deal for rural communities.



The Rural Services Network is calling on the government to ensure that rural communities receive fairer funding for vital public services.


The Rural Services Network responds to a government pledge that no council involved in its business rates retention pilots will be left worse off.



The Rural Services Network responds after the government pledges a £20,000 'golden hello' for rural GPs.



The Rural Services Network responds to government proposals to increase the supply of new homes.



The Rural Services Network responds to confirmation that the government is to introduce fairer funding for schools.



Rural residents are more concerned about declining healthcare services than any other issue, according to the preliminary results of a wide-ranging survey.


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