Can we ensure rural places are not ‘left behind’?
There has been a push to allow small-town Britain more of a chance:
There’s also been a push for the countryside.
As highlighted by the Rural Services Network in a wide-ranging look at the issues:
WHERE DO RURAL AREAS FIT IN THE ‘LEVELLING UP’ AGENDA?
The UK is sometimes viewed as having one of the most geographically unequal economies in the world – where London and the South East are seen as some of the most productive and prosperous places in Europe with other regions and places lag far behind. ‘Levelling up’ is a term being used by Government to describe its ambitions for addressing these longstanding local and regional inequalities. What does the term come from, how is it being implemented and can we ensure rural places are not ‘left behind’? Jessica Sellick investigates.
There are indeed many related issues:
Rural areas are key to ‘levelling up’ – but need powers and resource to match their ambitions – Cornwall Council