The government has made a further £8m in funding available for rural tourism businesses.
RURAL communities will be allowed to build starter homes for local residents under plans set out in the government's first ever Rural Productivity Plan.
BUSINESSES and communities in Northumberland can still benefit from nearly £2m of European funding to help create jobs and boost the economy.
MILLIONS of pounds are available to help small rural businesses reach their full potential, says the government.
THE government has opened a £24m scheme to create more opportunities for rural businesses and communities.
NEW guidance aims to help towns and villages show how local markets benefit their economy.
A NEW All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) has been launched to champion rural businesses.
A £50,000 programme aims to help rural business women in Dorset improve their digital skills.
THE government is urging local councils to come forward with "ambitious plans" for new Enterprise Zones.
PLANS for a National Living Wage will have a major impact on small family businesses, say rural leaders.
A CUMBRIAN council has been praised for supporting rural business by helping set up a local enterprise hub.
BUSINESS leaders have urged the new government to take early action to prioritise the rural economy.