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.

Calor is offering a free liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) tank and pipework installation to rural, off-grid agricultural businesses.

Tuesday, 11 July 2017 05:29

'Rising cost of gas to hit rural firms'

The price of gas for small to medium sized businesses is set to soar by 2020 as government climate and decarbonisation policies bite, warns rural energy firm Calor.

Thursday, 08 June 2017 19:53

Brexit job fears for rural business

BREXIT has already caused problems for almost half of rural businesses trying to recruit staff, suggests a survey.

TOURISM generates more revenue and provides more employment for the rural sector than farming, delegates at a recent seminar were told.

Wednesday, 31 May 2017 19:08

£14.8m centre boosts rural economy

A multi-million pound state-of-the art visitor centre is set to boost the rural economy in north-east England.

RURAL business leaders have launched a campaign calling for more investment in the countryside.