RURAL communities must not be sidelined by politicians standing in the general election, the Rural Services Network has warned.
Experts have called for a more holistic approach to rural policy as the UK prepares to leave the European Union.
The government has published its latest guidance to assess the effects of its policies on rural areas.
The government has underlined its commitment to ensuring that rural local authorities receive a fairer share of public funding.
European subsidies should be refocused to unlock wider rural growth after the UK leaves the European Union, says a think tank report.
Parish councils are urging the government to stand firm against developers who “want to ride roughshod” over the wishes of rural communities.
The Rural Services Network has called the Government's response to a Sunday newspaper article "nothing more than a smokescreen designed to mask the real issue facing rural council tax payers".
Defra secretary Andrea Leadsom has pledged to provide certainty for the rural sector as the UK leaves the EU.
THE Rural Services Network has warned the government to ensure that rural communities don't miss out on measures contained in its Autumn Statement.
THE government has guaranteed to continue funding rural development projects signed while the UK is still in the European Union.
RURAL people should have the same opportunities as people in cities, Defra secretary Andrea Leadsom has said.
THE government has announced a revaluation of business rates – a review it says will ensure fairer bills.