Politics

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.

Wednesday, 30 October 2013 07:31

Rural funding campaign steps up

THE campaign for fairer rural funding is being stepped up after the government dismissed any imbalance between urban and rural areas.

Monday, 28 October 2013 13:43

Government responds to rural criticism

THE government has rejected claims that rural local authorities get a raw deal compared to urban areas.

Monday, 21 October 2013 09:39

VIDEO: MPs press for fairer funding

MPs press the case for a fairer funding settlement for rural local authorities during a House of Commons debate.

Monday, 07 October 2013 08:21

MPs debate local authority funding

MPs are to debate the issue of local authority funding.

Monday, 23 September 2013 08:01

Final week for rural funding petition

RURAL residents have just one week left to get behind calls for a fairer rural funding deal for countryside communities.

Tuesday, 10 September 2013 08:02

Buy British, minister urges councils

DEFRA secretary Owen Paterson has urged local authorities and other service providers to source more food locally.

Monday, 02 September 2013 09:01

Minister to address rural conference

Environment secretary Owen Paterson is to address rural local authority leaders at a major conference.

Monday, 02 September 2013 08:05

Councils defend increase in reserves

Local authorities have defended a £2.6bn increase in council reserves, saying it is justified given uncertain funding for services.

Monday, 26 August 2013 15:35

VIDEO: Councils call for rural fair deal

RURAL councils across England are adding their weight to a campaign for a fairer government funding deal.

Friday, 26 July 2013 18:50

Government 'must heed rural warning'

THE government must take action following a warning by MPs that countryside communities are being given a raw deal, says England's biggest rural partnership.