As we come out of the COVID-19 pandemic, the pressure on the public purse will also never have been so great. However, we must support those communities and services which have been impacted, and we must also ensure that no part of the UK is left behind, especially rural areas.
The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted the importance of having a robust economy, which can stand up to the pressures a pandemic can put on it. It has also shone a light on the fragility and vulnerability of many businesses and the reliance of certain parts of the country on specific industries.
Focusing on rural tourism, broadband and business rates, the Countryside Alliance's briefing note covers these important aspects of the countryside. The Countryside Alliance would like to work with Parliament and the Government to meet the challenges discussed in this briefing note and share the concerns and voice of rural communities with you.
You can read the full briefing note here.