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New RDPE Growth Programme

Grant funding for projects in England which create jobs and growth in the rural economy – what is available and how to apply. The Rural Payments Agency announced on the 4th November 2019 that the Business Development, Food Processing and…

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Affordable Housing and Rural Areas

The Government has rejected a call by the House of Lords Select Committee on the Rural Economy for a rural strategy to help realise the potential of rural economies. At Karbon Homes, we’re backing the case for a comprehensive, properly funded…

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A new voice for peripheral rural regions.

A new coalition of rural local authorities have come together to make the positive case for England’s most remote rural areas.  Britain’s Leading Edge is a collaboration of upper tier local authority areas that meet the criteria of being mainly…

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How should the Industrial Strategy Embrace Rural Economies?

Would it be sensible to have an Industrial Strategy (IS) that overlooks an economic contribution equivalent to the 10 leading cities after London? The answer is clearly no, but this would be the risk if rural areas were not fully…

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Brexit: How might UK Agriculture Thrive or Survive?

This report edited by CRE’s Carmen Hubbard provides a detailed analysis of how the UK agriculture may be affected by Brexit. Working with colleagues from the Scottish Rural College, Agri-food & Biosciences Institute and a range of stakeholders, the report…

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Supporting rural growth in the North East LEP area

Rural areas seem to raising up the regional development agenda. In this blog Dinah Jackson, Programme Manager for the North East Local Enterprise Partnership looks to the future.

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