Book now to attend our National Rural Conference, (in association with the CCRI), in Cheltenham on 3rd & 4th September) here. The keynote speaker for the conference is the Rt Hon Lord Foster of Bath, Chair of the House of Lords Select Committee on the Rural Economy.
On Monday 17, MPs debated government funding for local authorities. Daniel Kawczynski MP asked what steps the Treasury is taking to ensure that more money is provided to enable rural hire counties to deal adequately with adult social care costs. Local Government Minister James Brokenshire pointed to the £650 million in additional funding that has been provided to local government for social care in 2019-20.
On Tuesday 18, MPs debated access to free prescriptions. Tim Farron MP asked for the introduction of community pharmacies scheme to support rural pharmacies and prevent them from closing.
On Wednesday 19, the Government announced a £10 million fund to help rural sports clubs, schools and churches power their buildings with clean energy.
On Monday 24, the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Economic Development will meet to consider the future of high streets and town centres.
On Tuesday 25, the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee will hear evidence on the Post Office Network.
On Wednesday 26, MPs will debate the replacement of EU structural funds for the Least Developed Regions across the UK. The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee will hear evidence on the countryside and Environmental Stewardship Schemes.
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