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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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.



The Rural Services Network responds to a government decision that community transport operators bidding for local authority bus service contracts may require a Public Service Vehicle operator licence.



The Rural Services Network is a member of the Rural Coalition of 12 organisations which has issued its Rural Statement 2017 calling for a Brexit deal that works for rural communities.



The Rural Services Network responds to a Campaign to Protect Rural England report on Green Belt housing [1], Rural Services Network assistant director Andy Dean said:



The Rural Services Network is calling for clarity for local authorities after the Local Government Finance Bill was omitted from the government's legislative programme for at least two years, as set out in the Queens Speech voted through Parliament on Thursday (29 June).



The need to focus attention on rural economies and new routes to economic growth are the key themes of the Rural Conference 2017.



The Rural Services Network has welcomed calls for the next government to ensure its policies deliver a fair deal for the countryside.



The Rural Services Network – England's largest partnership of rural service providers – has voiced concern at the impact of cyber-attacks on doctors' surgeries that serve rural communities.


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