DEVASTATED staff at the Commission for Rural Communities have been told its work will continue, even though the watchdog is being axed.
THE government has launched a £1bn fund for areas and communities hard hit by public spending cuts.
THE government’s rural watchdog – the Commission for Rural Communities – is to be axed.
THE government has abolished a requirement for councils to report their performance in key areas to ministers.
GOVERNMENT ministers are considering the case for a fuel duty discount in remote rural areas.
RURAL communities face being among those worst hit by public sector cuts included in the government’s Budget.
THE government has ditched plans to impose a levy on fixed telephone lines to fund rural broadband provision.
A NEW network aims to help rural communities provide affordable housing for local residents.
ENGLAND’S National Parks have had their budgets cut by 5% this year.
A NEW guide sets out how local authorities can tackle rural fuel poverty and improve the health of rural residents.
NEW migration statistics will be of interest to rural stakeholders, writes Brian Wilson.
THE government has called on local authorities to make every pound go further in the face of the nation's £156bn deficit.