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Rural Related Politics - an RSN weekly review

9 December 2019

Below is an RSN review of last week's rural related politics as well as a look forward to the week ahead:

Last week in politics 
(2 December -  8 December )

The Government has released £35 million of funding for rural businesses in England through the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE). Money will be awarded as grants between £20,000 and £175,000 or up to 40 per cent of project costs. It’s intended to support business owners in purchasing equipment ‘in order to accelerate business growth and open up tourism opportunities’. The funding is targeted at 98 per cent of the rural economy in England that is not directly engaged in farming. £99m has already been distributed to local rural companies across England through the programme’s previous rounds, resulting in the creation of 3,771 new jobs in total. Applications are open until February 16th.

This week in politics (9 December - 15 December)

Parliament has been dissolved during the general election campaign.


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