A £4m increase in government funding makes little difference to the financial injustice suffered for years by countryside communities, the Rural Services Network has warned.
THE Rural Services Network is continuing to pile on the pressure after a government minister agreed there was "still more to do" to rectify a funding shortfall for rural local authorities.
DEFRA has been urged to establish a special forum to share rural best practice across government.
The UK public have little faith in Westminster to deliver positive change for people living in rural communities, reveals a YouGov survey.
Brussels is set to give the go-ahead for a new rural development programme worth £3.5bn to the English countryside.
MORE opportunities could increase rural employment in England by as much as 6%, the government has claimed.
THE Rural Services Network manifesto calling for a fairer deal for rural England has been featured in the Sunday Times.
THE Rural Services Network has published its manifesto ahead of the 2015 general election, calling for a fairer deal for rural England.
A MAJOR rural policy conference is to examine the different demands placed on the countryside.
COUNCILS should prioritise development on brownfield sites – and defend the countryside against urban sprawl, a government minister has warned.
THE next government must recognise the importance of rural businesses to the economy, business leaders have warned.
RURAL communities are continuing to suffer the loss of services and facilities, peers have warned.