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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It is vital that the rural voice is heard by candidates in the June 2017 general election, says the Rural Services Network.

 

Rural schools are losing out because an unfair funding formula has created inconsistencies in the amount of money received by similar schools depending on their location, the Rural Services Network [1] has warned.

 

The Rural Services Network has welcomed the government U-turn on increased National Insurance payments by the self-employed.

 

A shortage of rural GPs has left rural patients waiting weeks to see their local doctor.

 

TOP speakers have been secured for a major conference to discuss strategies for improving rural healthcare.

 

Tuesday, 10 January 2017 13:40

Government's response is a smokescreen

The Rural Services Network [1] has called the Government’s response to an article in the Sunday Express [2] on Sunday 8 January “nothing more than a smokescreen designed to mask the real issue facing rural council tax payers”.

 

 

The Rural Services Network – which represents more than 250 local authorities and organisations in rural areas [1] – has called for urgent talks following publication of the government's provisional funding settlement for local authorities [2].

 

 

The Rural Services Network – which represents more than 250 local authorities and organisations in rural areas [1] – has warned the government to ensure that rural communities don't miss out on measures contained in its Autumn Statement [2].

 

The Rural Services Network – which represents more than 250 local authorities and organisations in rural areas [1] – has urged the government to use its forthcoming Autumn Statement to address challenges faced by rural communities.

 

Countryside communities must join forces to secure a fair deal from the government following Brexit, the Rural Services Network [1] has warned.

 

The government has been warned not to withdraw vital funding from rural communities as the UK prepares to leave the European Union.

 

Leaving the European Union has major implications for England's countryside communities, the Rural Services Network [1] has warned.

 


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