THE government has launched a £1bn fund for areas and communities hard hit by public spending cuts.
A FURTHER 35 government bodies are to be axed, rural affairs secretary Caroline Spelman has confirmed.
DEVASTATED staff at the Commission for Rural Communities have been told its work will continue, even though the watchdog is being axed.
THE government’s rural watchdog – the Commission for Rural Communities – is to be axed.
THE government has abolished a requirement for councils to report their performance in key areas to ministers.
THE government has unveiled £6.25bn of cuts as it tries to tackle Britain’s burgeoning budget deficit.
CUTS in government spending threaten to hit rural areas worst, the Prime Minister has been told.
RURAL communities face being among those worst hit by public sector cuts included in the government’s Budget.
THE government has called on local authorities to make every pound go further in the face of the nation's £156bn deficit.