Policy paper

Towards a one nation economy: A 10-point plan for boosting rural productivity

Rural productivity plan: government action for strengthening productivity in England’s rural areas.



This document sets out a 10-point plan that the government will put into action to increase productivity growth in England’s rural areas. The actions are organised around five areas considered to reflect the key priorities for rural areas:

  • rural areas fully connected to the wider economy
  • a highly skilled rural workforce
  • strong conditions for rural business growth
  • easier to live and work in rural areas
  • greater local control
Published 20 August 2015