Policy paper

How increased connectivity is boosting economic prospects of rural areas

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

Setting out how government policy is supporting trends in the rural economy to enhance economic prospects.



This policy brief examines the role of rural areas in the UK economy and recent trends which are enhancing economic prospects.

It sets out how government is actively supporting these trends by facilitating connectivity of rural areas, promoting skills and creating the right conditions for business growth.