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CRE highlights potential for rural growth

The latest research policy and practice note in our Rural Economy and Land Use Series now available.

It is vital for the UK economy that the Government’s new Industrial Strategy encourages growth in all sectors but research has shown that rural areas often risk being overlooked.

Professor Jeremy Phillipson said: “In England alone rural areas contribute over a million enterprises, 3.5 million employees and £250 billion GVA, matching the output from the country’s ten leading cities outside London. But they could bring even more value to the UK in future and it’s important that the Industrial Strategy is implemented in a way that makes the most of this diverse sector.” 

CRE’s Policy and Practice Note “Rural Economies and the UK Industrial Strategy” provides some pointers for policy.

Note No 6 - Rural economies and the UK Industrial Strategy (PDF: 1.16MB)

Dane Architectural Systems, Hamsterley, County Durham

published on: 16 July 2018