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 warning comes as the Government plans to end its subsidy of the Post Office network in 2021.
The National Federation of SubPostmasters (NFSP) has branded the potential loss of services, particularly in rural areas, as ‘catastrophic’.
It is calling for the subsidies to be guaranteed beyond 2021 and to be fully ‘rural proofed’ to protect rural branches.
Sub-postmasters have become increasingly responsible in recent years for providing extra services such as banking as banks close branches and move services online.
→ The Independent - Post office network close to collapse, MPs warned
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