Policy paper

2010 to 2015 government policy: economic growth in rural areas

How the government helps rural businesses.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government



This policy paper shows the policy of the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government.

Find out about the current government’s policies.

Published 9 April 2013
Last updated 8 May 2015 + show all updates
  1. Policy document from the 2010 to 2015 government preserved in a different format for reference
  2. Updated to reflect the current programme's investment plans across the 4 elements of the programme.
  3. Updated the entry about the Rural Development Programme.
  4. Background section updated to reflect the latest available figures.
  5. Sections all updated to reflect latest work on this topic.
  6. Added link to the 'Farming and Forestry Improvement Scheme (FFIS)' information on the RDPE website.
  7. Updated actions with Village green planning changes: housing boost section to reflect changes to law effective 1 October on town and village greens.
  8. Updated the Rural growth network pilots supporting page.
  9. Rural Community Energy Fund details updated
  10. First published.