The Government is currently looking for representations for CSR, due to be published in Autumn 2020 which will set out the Government’s spending plans for the next three years. Given the impact COVID-19 has had on the economy, the Chancellor has been clear there will need to be tough choices in other areas of spending at the review.
Our priority at the RSN, as the national champion for rural areas, is to ensure that the rural voice is represented in this process.
We recently consulted our members as part of our Revitalising Rural Campaign and so are using all of this feedback to help shape our response, however, if any members of RSN would like to make any futher comments, please complete the survey at the following link:
CSR - RURAL SERVICES NETWORK SURVEY by Friday 4th September.
In completing the survey in relation to rural areas, you may wish to consider the following priorities of the Comprehensive Spending Review:
Graham Biggs, CX of the RSN said
“It’s vital that the needs of rural communities are heard by the Government as part of the Comprehensive Spending Review, and that rural communities are not left behind in funding allocations and policy development.”
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