Deadline for both consultations is 26 September 2016
1. Self Sufficient Local Government: 100% Business Rate Retention
2. Fair Funding Review: Call for evidence on Needs and Redistribution
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POSTAL deliveries to and from remote and sparsely populated areas must not be jeopardised, the Rural Services Network has warned.
A NEW website aims to promote the work of experts striving to improve the provision of rural housing.
RURAL landowners have called on the government to tackle the rural housing shortage as a matter of urgency.
More than 90,000 rural premises in Derbyshire now have access to faster download speeds, thanks to a local authority fibre broadband partnership.
David Cameron's mother speaks out against cuts (The Guardian)
Tributes paid to 'outstanding public servant' Roger Begy (Melton Times)
Rutland council leader Roger Begy dies (Leicester Mercury)
Alternative technologies and suppliers show real promise as a means to deliver broadband to remote rural communities, finds Brian Wilson.
Will devolution open up opportunities for rural economic growth and regeneration? Jessica Sellick investigates.
Those who start out and then stay in rural jobs find themselves earning the least, finds Brian Wilson.
How are universities and local authorities working together – and is this benefiting rural areas? Jessica Sellick investigates.