Thursday, 20 March 2014 12:50

Budget 'will help rural business'

MEASURES contained in the governemnt's budget will help businesses in the countryside, says rural insurer NFU Mutual.

Monday, 24 February 2014 13:55

Champion rural issues, politicians urged

CANDIDATES in this year's European elections are being urged to champion rural issues.

Friday, 10 January 2014 19:45

Rural MPs keep pressure on ministers

MPs have again called on the government to give rural communities a fairer deal when funding public services.

Tuesday, 07 January 2014 10:31

Budget cuts 'threaten Defra response'

MASSIVE budget cuts threaten Defra's ability to respond to future emergencies, MPs have warned.

Monday, 16 December 2013 08:03

Chancellor in rural funding admission

CHANCELLOR George Osborne has admitted that Whitehall funding formulas give rural areas a raw deal.

Tuesday, 05 November 2013 12:57

VIDEO: Rural rebellion over 'unfair' funding

MORE than 25 MPs attended parliament to present petitions calling on the government to grant fairer funding for rural areas.

Tuesday, 05 November 2013 08:24

MPs pile on pressure over rural funding

MORE than 100 petitions calling for fairer rural funding have been presented by MPs to the government.

Thursday, 31 October 2013 08:48

Help us shape countryside, says DEFRA

THE government is asking how best to spend almost £20bn that will help shape the countryside over the next seven years.

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