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16.00 Countryside Alliance

Midland Hotel : Rolls Suite

Investing in Rural Britain

What should be the spending priorities for rural areas outside the EU, and how should a new system of support be structured?


Every pound that goes into rural development outside the EU will be in competition with the NHS, Defence and all other budgets, and will need to demonstrate value for money. The Government is committed to establishing a new system of regional and rural support as part of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, with a budget to be agreed in the Spending Review. This will replace the EU development schemes which supported broadband infrastructure, tourism projects, and business productivity.

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