NEWS STORIES

Rural Related Politics - An RSN weekly review
The Week Ahead House of Commons ...
Winning The Rural Vote: Empowering Rural Planning
This week, our " Winning the Rural Vote " campaign shines...
Rural Services Network Achievements 2023 - 2024
As the leading advocate for rural services, we've been dedicated to...
Royal Mail Proposes Major Service Overhaul Amid Financial Struggles
Royal Mail has announced a proposed overhaul of its service, aiming...
Ensuring Access For All: Broadcast Services in the Fight For Rural Connectivity
Amid escalating concern about high-speed broadband infrastructure and connectivity, the essential...
Rural Digital Inclusion: Navigating the Digital Divide
The landscape of digital inclusion across the UK's rural communities is...

ANALYSIS & COMMENT

Spring Budget 2024
The Spring Budget , presented last week by Chancellor Jeremy...
Benefits Processing
The Benefits Processing analysis within the Performance Benchmarking section on the...
Rural Services Delivery Grant Increases
The Rt Hon Michael Gove has today (24th Jan) through ...

LATEST

Winning the Rural Vote
Winning the Rural Vote - A Roadmap to Rural Success ...
Rural Funding Digest - April 2024
A monthly bulletin facilitated by your membership of the Rural Services...
Rural Economy Spotlight - March 2024
A quarterly bulletin facilitated by your membership of the Rural Services...

HOT TOPICS

Rural Fair Funding

Amid reduced public spending, fair resource allocation across regions is crucial. Despite a population larger than Greater London, rural areas receive significantly less funding for essential services, even though delivering these services in rural areas is more expensive.

Rural Economies

Economic growth is widely acknowledged as essential for national wealth and prosperity and is a priority for political parties. Rural economies, employing millions and home to a higher proportion of small businesses, have potential for growth if barriers are removed.

Rural Access to Health and Care Services

Rural residents face distinct healthcare challenges, including limited access to transport, longer distances to medical facilities, an aging demographic, housing inadequacies, digital connectivity gaps, and difficulties recruiting health and care workers.

Rural Affordable Housing

Rural communities are grappling with a severe affordable housing crisis, marked by high house prices, a lack of affordable housing, elevated living costs, and lower incomes, threatening their sustainability and vitality.

Rural Transport

Transport is vital for the quality of life and economic health of rural areas, yet it faces challenges such as infrequent public bus services and less Government funding compared to urban regions.

Rural Net Zero

Rural areas, encompassing a substantial portion of England's population and land, play a pivotal role in combating climate change and achieving the net zero target.

Rural Digital Connectivity

In an increasingly digital world, the lack of robust digital infrastructure in rural areas severely limits access to crucial services and stifles economic growth.

Rural Planning

A future-focused vision for rural communities involves not just building the right homes in the right places but also ensuring thriving, sustainable communities.

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