Politics

Sunday, 09 September 2012 17:08

New minister pledges fairer rural deal

JUNIOR Defra minister David Heath has pledged to work for a fairer deal for Britain's rural communities.

Wednesday, 05 September 2012 22:25

Boost rural economy, Defra urged

THE new ministerial team at Defra has been urged to revitalise Britain's ailing rural economy.

Monday, 03 September 2012 07:44

MPs urged to improve 'rural proofing'

STRONGER links between government departments are needed to ensure policies don't discriminate against rural communities, MPs have been told.

Thursday, 30 August 2012 19:37

Rural policy under the spotlight

ACADEMICS will gather this month for a major conference to debate the future of rural policy.

Sunday, 22 July 2012 12:31

Plan for fairer rural funding unveiled

The government has unveiled proposals to change its funding formula to recognise the additional expense of providing services in rural areas.

Friday, 20 July 2012 12:58

Rural statement postponed until autumn

THE government's rural statement, originally to be published in late spring, has been postponed until autumn.

Thursday, 19 July 2012 22:36

MPs made patrons of rural campaign

A NUMBER of MPs have been made parliamentary patrons of the Rural Fair Share campaign.

Thursday, 14 June 2012 19:26

'No plan' to extend Defra questions

THE government says it has no plans to increase the amount of time ministers can be quizzed by MPs on rural issues.

Thursday, 31 May 2012 09:13

Government unveils Defra priorities

SUPPORTING rural communities is included in three priorities outlined by Defra's Business Plan for 2012-15.

Friday, 11 May 2012 20:40

Watchdog slams regional growth fund

THE government's £1.4bn regional growth fund is failing to deliver value for money, says the official financial watchdog.

Friday, 11 May 2012 19:56

MP: Remember rural communities

FORGOTTEN rural communities must be treated more fairly, an MP has warned.

Thursday, 10 May 2012 09:33

Plan to overhaul local audits

A BILL to establish new arrangements for auditing local bodies was included in the Queen's Speech.