MAJOR BOOST TO THE CAMPAIGN FOR A RURAL STRATEGY:
The Independent Food, Farming & Countryside Commission hosted by the RSA in its report launched on Tuesday 16th July ‘Our Future in the Land’ has added its voice to the calls by the RSN and the House of Lords Select Committee for a comprehensive Rural Strategy (more to follow)
The Campaign is a cross-party group of MPs, who support an impartial, objective, needs-based approach and a fair share of available national resources to both local government funding and the funding by central government of other essential public service.
The current campaign in respect of local government funding aims to reduce the rural penalty, which sees urban councils receive approximately 49% more funding by way of Government Grant per head than rural councils.
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