Latest Economy headlines impacting rural areas

Latest headlines:

Study launched to attract young families to region’s rural areas 

9 June 2018 A major research study has been launched to tackle one of the key socio-economic storms impacting on some of Yorkshire’s most isolated communities.
(Yorkshire Post)

County presents vision for post-Brexit growth

1 June 2018 Staffordshire set out its position as a leader in driving the national debate for county areas on the developing industrial strategy and post-Brexit economy. (Staffordshire Newsroom)

MPs want lasting protection for farm funds in policy shake-up

6 June 2018 A Whitehall watchdog has called for farm support funds to be ring-fenced as MPs urge the government to address a lack of detail in its proposals for a agricultural policy.
(Yorkshire Post)

Lincolnshire estate sets out plans for sustainable rural economy

6 June 2018 The latest plans for the future of the South Ormsby Estate in the Lincolnshire Wolds have been revealed to the local community.
(East Midlands Business Link)

Rural life faces ‘biggest challenge’ after Brexit

14 May 2018 Farming and crofting communities in the Highlands and Islands could face “significant challenges” after Brexit, a report suggests.
(The Times)

£23.5m in small grants to boost productivity

8 June 2018 Farmers and rural businesses in the south-west are set to benefit from more than £7million in small grants to help boost their productivity.

Deal to boost economy needs better broadband

29 May 2018 The Policy North think tank says better digital infrastructure is key to reviving the economy on both sides of the England-Scotland border.
(Chronicle Live)

What government review might mean for national parks

7 June 2018 A government review of designated landscapes could see a greater emphasis on economic development in these environmentally sensitive areas, say commentators.
(Planning Resource)

Enterprise agency plans discussed at economic forum 

16 May 2018 First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is visiting Dumfries to discuss ways of "driving forward" the rural economy.
(BBC Online)

National parks review must not neglect rural business, says CLA

29 May 2018 The government is seeking to beef up and expand the network of national parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) as part of a government review.
(Farmers Weekly)

Fibre broadband could benefit rural economy by £1.2bn

4 June 2018 The economic, social and environmental benefits of a proposed £150m investment in ultrafast fibre broadband could be worth as much £1.2 billion to rural areas.
(News Letter)


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