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Could Brexit offer new opportunities for rural areas of the UK?

Brexit will have significant effects on rural areas of the UK, but the challenges and opportunities these bring for rural economies and societies have been little discussed beyond farming impacts.

Leaving the EU will require new thinking in relation to agricultural and environmental policy but also for rural businesses, communities and services.

What national policies for each of the devolved territories should replace these after Brexit?

Could this offer an opportunity to introduce better rural policies, suited to 21st Century rural potentials and challenges?

Professor Mark Shucksmith addresses these questions in a blog for Newcastle’s Institute for Social Renewal.

Rural business opportunities will change with Brexit. The picture displays a signpost with Britain and Europe going in opposite directions.
Rural business opportunities will change with Brexit, with Britain and Europe going in opposite directions.

published on: 20 December 2017