Mark Bridgeman said the campaign aimed to unleash the potential of the rural economy and close the rural productivity gap, by unlocking a further £43 billion for the UK economy. The campaign includes five key aims – a fully-connected countryside, a planning system designed for rural communities, a simple tax regime, profitable and sustainable farming, and investment in skills and innovation.
Bridgeman commented on the initiative: ‘All MPs should know, as we do, that the countryside can provide answers to so many of the issues that concern ordinary people – from climate change and the environment to the housing crisis. We are ready and raring to go – and with the right political support we can realise the countryside’s huge economic and social potential.’
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