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Researchers urge a more holistic post-Brexit approach to the rural economy

Researchers from Newcastle University’s Centre for Rural Economy have urged the UK Government to look beyond agriculture and consider the interconnections and opportunities for economic growth in the post Brexit countryside. In a discussion paper 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.

Last modified: Tue, 04 Apr 2017 15:22:54 BST