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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Government plans to revive tenants' rights to buy their council house are unlikely to work in rural areas, the government has been told.


Giving parish and and town councils and local people more say on planning proposals in their area will be good for rural communities, suggests a survey.


Public services in rural communities are among those worst affected by central government cuts, a new report finds.


The Rural Services Network is calling on the government to reduce the deficit in local authority funding for people in the countryside.


People in the countryside receive 50% less government grant yet pay £100 a year more each in council tax - and get fewer public services in return.


Tuesday, 30 November 2010 18:16

Bus scheme changes hit rural communities hard

Rural people will be hard hit by plans to change the way bus operators are reimbursed for allowing over-60s to travel free.


Thursday, 21 October 2010 11:54

Rural councils face brunt of spending cuts

Rural local authorities are likely to be among those hardest hit by cuts in government spending, suggests a survey.


Wednesday, 29 September 2010 11:29

Rural network welcomes 'agenda for change'

England's biggest rural partnership has called on policy-makers to implement recommendations to help the countryside realise its economic potential.


RURAL communities are well placed to ensure the government meets its goal of delivering better public services, says England's biggest rural partnership.


The Rural Services Network unveils a ground-breaking strategic partnership with the world's largest privately owned property consultancy, Knight Frank LLP.


Thursday, 01 April 2010 13:39

Less money for rural health and education

Less money is spent on heath and education for rural patients and pupils - despite the higher cost of delivering services in the countryside.


New research demonstrates the vulnerability of rural citizens in the face of looming public spending cuts.



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