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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)

Concerns about rural access to banking

Yorkshire Coast Radio reported on plans by the Chair of North Yorkshire Council to write to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs about the impact of bank branch closures on small and medium sized businesses.

The letter will highlight that older people are often disproportionately affected because they do not use internet banking.

The move follows a council review of the issue, which also highlighted concerns surrounding the assumption that post offices can fill the gap created by bank closures. The council’s Corporate and Partnerships Overview and Scrutiny Committee is in touch with RSN on this issue.

Full article:

→ NORTH YORKSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL - Committee raises concerns about rural access to banking 

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