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Parliamentary group studies rural cost of living

The APPG for Rural Business and the Rural Powerhouse is consulting on a range of areas of pressure experienced by rural communities as a result of the escalating cost of living.

Areas of inquiry include the general impact of rising costs on consumers and businesses, impacts on employment, housing and energy costs, and in addition to the written consultation it is holding a series of evidence sessions. The consultation closes on 25 November and the Countryside Alliance has responded in full.

The Countryside Alliance is a membership organisation that works for everyone who loves the countryside and the rural way of life. We reflect the views and interests of 100,000 members and supporters who come from all walks of life and every part the United Kingdom.

The Countryside Alliance welcomes the APPG's Inquiry into the cost of living in rural areas and is pleased to contribute our views and the results of our research.

To read our evidence to the APPG inquiry in full, please click here.

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