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Experts will debate a more holistic post-Brexit approach to the rural economy

CRE researchers have urged the UK Government to look beyond agriculture and consider the interconnections and opportunities for economic growth in the post Brexit countryside.

They argue that while predominantly rural areas in England alone contribute at least £237 billion a year to the UK coffers, policymaking often fails to make the most of their potential and communities risk being left behind, but leaving the EU offers the possibility of a new approach. They will be discussing the questions posed in their paper “After Brexit 10 key questions for rural policy”  with policymakers and rural experts on Thursday 27 April 2017, 5.30–8.00pm, at RICS, 12 Great George Street, Parliament Square, London, SW1P 3AD.  If you are interested in attending contact melanie.reed@ncl.ac.uk

published on: 7 April 2017