Unlocking rural digital potential could add up to £26bn annually to the UK economy, says a new report.

Tuesday, 16 January 2018 17:59

Grant funding for rural Gloucestershire

Rural businesses are being encouraged to apply for LEADER and Growth programme grants in Gloucestershire.

FOUR in five rural businesses are embracing the digital economy – but many say lack of training and skills is hampering their growth.

Saturday, 11 November 2017 07:44

Broadband boost for rural Yorkshire

A pioneering superfast broadband project is benefiting rural communities in North Yorkshire.

Friday, 20 October 2017 21:32

Connectivity 'must be rural priority'

Better digital connectivity is needed to stimulate rural growth, says a report.

Monday, 16 October 2017 12:12

'Unique' plan champions rural potential

Northumberland County Council is spearheading a new initiative to ensure rural areas have a voice in the UK’s economic future.

Monday, 09 October 2017 12:59

Internet giant spurs rural jobs growth

Internet giant Amazon is helping Britain's rural businesses double their revenue growth, suggests a survey.

Friday, 01 September 2017 13:05

Call for business rates proposals

THE government wants more councils to join forces and submit proposals to retain the growth in their business rates income.

Thursday, 17 August 2017 14:31

Rural funding maps published

The government has published maps to help applicants for grants under the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE).

THE government is facing calls to exempt new farm buildings from a revised approach to development tax for local infrastructure.

Sunday, 30 July 2017 20:48

£200m for businesses and broadband

The government has unveiled £200m in grants for rural businesses and broadband projects.

Saturday, 29 July 2017 21:01

Rural welcome for broadband scheme

RURAL business leaders have welcomed a grant scheme to connect firms to faster broadband.